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Nations assess cyberattack damages; UK focuses on hospitals

NHS Digital, which oversees hospital cybersecurity, says the attack used the Wanna Decryptor variant of malware, which infects and locks computers while the attackers demand a ransom. This means users still on these versions will have to manually download the patch, follow instructions and install the patch to fend off any ransomware threats. Read More »

ITunes coming to Windows Store

Microsoft also debuted a new mixed reality controller at the conference that will work with multiple upcoming virtual reality headsets to offer mixed reality experiences. Clipboard , which will allow users to easily copy just about anything on a desktop PC and paste it onto their mobile device. If you are in IT, then you will know how much bandwidth you will be saving with this new feature. Read More »

Android gets patches for critical flaws in media handling, hardware drivers


These harms are ranging from critical to low levels. However, Pixel and Nexus users can manually install the security update as well , since the OTA files and factory images are already out there. Some of the OEMs push out updates separate from when Google releases the Android Security Bulletin. The partial patch will address six critical matters affecting the Media server component of Android. Read More »

Microsoft unveils Windows update, virtual reality controllers

Microsoft subsequently shuttered much of its smartphone unit and redefined itself as a builder of its core Windows computer franchise as well as applications for smartphone platforms. Now, Microsoft has made a decision to implement some of this functionality on Windows 10 and mobile platforms, called Pick Up Where You Left Off (how imaginative!). Read More »

Microsoft takes its databases worldwide with Cosmos DB


The Cosmos DB announcement is the big bang release from the first day of Microsoft Build , but the Azure Database for MySQL and PostgreSQL might just be the one that has developers more interested. Microsoft Azure, generally seen as the second-place player to Amazon's leading AWS, is a major focus for the tech titan. Joining Azure SQL Database , Microsoft announced, will be Azure Database for MySQL and Azure Database for PostgreSQL options in Azure. Read More »

India's Idea Cellular posts 2nd straight quarterly loss


This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed. The company had posted a profit last in its Q2, a meager Rs 90 crore. Net sales fell 14.3% on year to about Rs 8,110 crore in the December quarter, Idea said. Telecom operator Idea Cellular today said its Capex (capital expenditure) for fiscal 2018 will be Rs 6,000 crore or less than $1 billion - indicating a reduction in investment. Read More »

Indian-origin doc warned against UK health service cyber-hack


In the wake of the attack, Microsoft said it had taken the "highly unusual step" of releasing a patch for computers running older operating systems including Windows XP, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2003. According to Avast, the ransomware has also targeted Ukraine and Taiwan. Hospitals in London , Essex, Nottingham and Cumbria were among the regions affected. Read More »

Corning Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (GLW)


In other Corning news, VP Christine M. Pambianchi sold 1,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 16th. We note that estimates have been going up ahead of the company's fiscal Q1 earnings release. Its revenue totaled $2.37 billion down -7.1% from the previous quarter. During the same period a year ago, the company earned $0.28 earnings per share. Read More »

Second trust confirms it will 'take steps' after cyber attack

Russian Federation appeared to be the hardest hit, according to security experts, with the country's Interior Ministry confirming it was struck. Researchers with security software maker Avast said they had observed 57,000 infections in 99 countries with Russia, Ukraine and Taiwan the top targets. Read More »

Global cyberattack locks up data, demands ransom

The ransomware attack is at "unprecedented level and requires global investigation", Europol, the European Union's law enforcement agency, said on Twitter. "Anyone who applied the patch that Microsoft released likely wasn't affected by this", Reiher said. "We're not able to tell you who's behind the attack". Read More »

Edge will not be receiving updates via Windows Store confirms Microsoft

Here's what the company is working on next. Over the coming months, the Windows Store will also add a variety of new applications for consumers and business users, including iTunes and SAP Digital Boardroom, Microsoft said. Windows Story Remix appears to be a genuine replacement to Movie Maker. Apple added automatic movie editing to its Photos app, and Google includes it in Google Photos. Read More »

Delighted Conte dragged from news conference by Chelsea players


Managed to provide Chelsea with incisiveness and on another night might have questioned Conte about being substituted. Chelsea's Michy Batshuayi says winning the Premier League title is the best moment of his career. Even more impressively, he's won a league title in four straight seasons as club manager. To go through a season with more than half a team being worthy of an 8/10 mark is a good starting point for any potential champions, and Chelsea have sailed toward meeting that ... Read More »

Iran Issues Alert on Ransomware Cyber Attack

The UK's National Cyber Security Centre is investigating the attack, and on Friday evening the First Minister chaired a meeting of the Scottish Government's resilience room to discuss the response. Below is what is known about the incident so far. FedEx confirmed to the BBC that it is experiencing "interference" with some of Windows-based systems "caused by malware". Read More »

Hulu Introduces a Live Streaming TV Service, Including Live Sports


Listen In: eMarketer's Paul Verna and Rimma Kats discuss the Hulu launch in the new episode of the "Behind the Numbers" podcast. It's just another step in seeing more cable subscribers cutting the cord and getting the content they want to see without being charged an arm and a leg by companies like Comcast and Time Warner. Read More »

Xi congratulates new South Korea president Moon Jae

Tuesday-the day he was elected-Moon announced that "under the right conditions" he could open discussions with Pyongyang, a stance some believe could put the US ally at odds with the Trump administration as it considers military intervention in the region. Read More »

Microsoft Releases Patch for Older Windows Versions to Protect Against Wana Decrypt0r

Europe, Asia and Latin America were especially hard hit. Ransom demands seen during the current attack have requested Bitcoin amounts that equal between $300 and $600 in return for the decryption key. The WannaCry attacks on Friday reached 125,000 systems worldwide, impacting the National Health Service in the United Kingdom, as well as shipping giant FedEx. Read More »

Locals Volunteer for National Women Build Week


Women in Brooklyn are laying down the hammer for a good cause. The home will go to a single father and his two twin daughters. "It's contagious. You put working class people into these homes and you give them a hand in homeownership just builds integrity, it builds a base and people just grow from there". Read More »

Nissan plant in Sunderland hit by cyber attack which crippled NHS

Experts are continuing to fix computer systems after a global cyberattack using software stolen from the U.S. National Security Agency crippled thousands of computers in 99 countries across Europe and Asia. "Seeing a large telco like Telefonica get hit is going to get everybody anxious", said Chris Wysopal, chief technology officer with cyber security firm Veracode. Read More »

Cyberattack Shuts Down Hospitals, Telecoms Around The Globe

The majority of the affected hospitals were in England, although similar attacks were reported in facilities in Scotland, as well as some pharmacies and doctors' practices. Private security firms identified the ransomware as a new variant of "WannaCry" that had the ability to automatically spread across large networks by exploiting a known bug in Microsoft's Windows operating system. Read More »

Nissan hit by cyber attack

Security researchers said they observed some victims paying via the digital currency bitcoin , though they did not know what percent had given in to the extortionists. The majority are targeted at Russian Federation, the Ukraine and Taiwan but have also hit multiple other countries. Only a small number of US -headquartered organisations were hit because the hackers appear to have begun the campaign by focusing on targets in Europe, said Thakur. Read More »

Snap Shares Crackle And Crash

The firm now has a $14.00 target price on the stock, down from their prior target price of $16.00. Loop Capital began coverage on shares of Snap in a report on Monday, March 27th. The company rebranded as Snap Inc last year, and its $3.4 billion public listing in March was the hottest technology offering in three years. Analysts expect that Snap will post ($0.54) EPS for the current fiscal year. Read More »

Outpatient appointments cancelled: Lincolnshire hospitals still affected by ransomware attack

A fast-moving wave of cyberattacks swept the globe on Friday, apparently exploiting a flaw exposed in documents leaked from the US National Security Agency. The statement said antivirus systems are working to destroy it. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: "What we've now got is a bunch of 21st Century highway robbers that have hacked into our NHS and are basically offering protection money to get the information back in order to treat cancer patients or anybody else". Read More »

Global cyber attack hits at least 99 countries

Europol, the European Union's police agency, said the onslaught was at "an unprecedented level and will require a complex worldwide investigation to identify the culprits". As a result of the attack, sixteen National Health Service (NHS) organizations in the United Kingdom have been hit. Reports state that a network in Hyderabad has also been hacked. Read More »

East Cheshire NHS under cyber-attack

The hunt was on for the culprits behind the assault, which was being described as the biggest cyber ransom attack ever. At least two of Indonesia's major hospitals have been struck in the "ransomware" cyber attack that infected computers globally, a government official said on Saturday. Read More »