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Ransomware attack hit more than 100000 organizations, says Interpol

Once inside the targeted network, so-called ransomware made use of recently revealed spy tools to silently infect other out-of-date machines without any human intervention. A programer shows a sample of a ransomware cyberattack on a laptop in Taipei, Taiwan, on Saturday . The attack froze computers at hospitals across the country, with some cancelling all routine procedures. Read More »

Windows 10 updates will include Snapchat style video app

Story Remix also has support for importing 3D images. Microsoft said that prepares a Fluent Design System - new style clearance system, formerly known as Project NEON. For example, the SwiftKey and Word Flow keyboards are Microsoft Graph-aware, so if you're entering text on your PC , you can simply paste it inside wherever you're typing on the phone. Read More »

Experts warn of another cyber-attack as the new week gets underway

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It has said that more than 100,000 potential infections had been prevented. The virus exploits a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows software, first identified by the US National Security Agency, experts have said. The researcher, tweeting as @MalwareTechBlog, said registering a domain name used by the malware stops it from spreading, though it can not help computers already affected. Read More »

World reels from cyberattack that hit nearly 100 countries

Following the massive Wana Decrypt0r ransomware outbreak from yesterday afternoon, Microsoft has released an out-of-bound patch for older operating systems to protect them against Wana Decrypt0r's self-spreading mechanism. FOX-IT also said in its blog post "there appear to be multiple infection vectors", but didn't elaborate. They can also use a firewall to block unrecognized internet traffic from accessing the networking ports the Server Message Block uses. Read More »

Microsoft to Revamp Windows 10's Look With Fall Creators Update

Microsoft also said the store would include new apps from Autodesk and SAP, which could appeal to corporate customers. At the very least, iTunes users will be able to get automatic updates. It's the reason Microsoft cites for failing to meet its 1 billion goal in time. "For developers, Fluent Design is built to help you create more expressive and engaging apps that work across a wide range of device and input diversity", he added. Read More »

Thousands hacked and data held at ransom in world's largest cyber-attack

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Nissan, which has a plant in Sunderland, became one of the latest to be affected by the attack, which has affected around 100 countries, including the U.S. That said, the threat hasn't disappeared, the MalwareTech researcher said. "Most folks that have paid up appear to have paid the initial $300 in the first few hours". Read More »

Europol: Ransomware attack is of unprecedented level

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Cybersecurity experts identified the malware as a variant of the ransomware known as Wcry or WannaCry . Russia's Interior Ministry, with oversees the police forces, said about "1,000 computers were infected", which it described as less than 1 percent of the total, according to its website. Read More »

Mom hits son who didn't give her Mother's Day card

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Murphy allegedly told police the boy had behavioral problems in school and wants to discipline him, and that she didn't think she hit him too hard. Police say Murphy told them that she had disciplined her son for behavioral issues as school, but that she had struck him "hard or in a violent manner", according to WYFF. Read More »

Unified Chelsea deserved title triumph: Manager Antonio Conte

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Conte's tactical and man-management brilliance, however, has attracted the attention of Italian giants Inter Milan, who are eager to persuade him to return to Italy and coach their floundering side, reported The Daily Mail. He said: "I think that changed our season". Similarly, winger Eden Hazard is working hard and playing with a smile on his face again, which couldn't be said last season when - as English soccer's reigning player of the year - he only scored his first goal in April and ... Read More »

Cyberattack hit German rail schedule boards

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Mikko Hypponen, its chief research officer, calls it "the biggest ransomware outbreak in history". Friday's ransomware attack appears to have spread mainly in Europe and Asia, with Russian Federation among those nations hardest hit, according to security researchers. Read More »

N.Korea fires ballistic missile

Moon, who advocates dialogue with Pyongyang unlike his two conservative predecessors, also said in his inauguration speech that he was willing to visit Pyongyang "in the right circumstances" to defuse tension. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters that the launch was "absolutely unacceptable" and that Japan will respond resolutely. No sitting U.S. Read More »

Palo Alto Networks Debuts Virtual Firewall on Microsoft's Azure Govt Cloud

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People are using Windows 10 on more than 500 million devices every month, while Cortana now has 140 million monthly active users. The new service will become available in public beta in the third quarter, Nvidia said in a blog post . Microsoft is providing an early look at new tools meant to help customers switch from Oracle's database to Microsoft's rival product in the cloud, Azure SQL Database as a Service. Read More »

Security expert provides tips following global ransomware attack

The malware spread through computers that weren't updated. It infiltrates computers by way of links and attachments in spam emails. This one worked because of a "perfect storm" of conditions, including a known and highly unsafe security hole in Microsoft Windows, tardy users who didn't apply Microsoft's March software fix, and malware created to spread quickly once inside university, business and government networks. Read More »

Kaspersky Lab: WannaCry virus targets 74 countries, hits Russian Federation most

This update is particularly noteworthy because the patch goes all the way back to Windows XP, a version of Windows Microsoft stopped supporting several years ago. reported that its Windows computers were "experiencing interference" from malware, but wouldn't say if it had been hit by ransomware. Other impacts in the USA were not readily apparent on Saturday. Read More »

FedEx confirms it hit by malware attack

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National Security Agency for its own intelligence-gathering purposes and was later leaked on the Internet. Germany's national railway said Saturday that departure and arrival display screens at its stations were affected, but there was no impact on actual train services. Read More »

McGirt Tied For Lead At TPC

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Obviously there's a couple tee shots here and there that are a little bit uncomfortable, but I see what I want to do and I can see most of my reads quite well and I just feel comfortable on it. Holmes had to be remarkable where he was hitting it. He followed that with three straight birdies. "I hit a good shot, but it can go there, it can go three yards past". Read More »

Researcher Finds 'Kill Switch' For Cyberattack Ransomeware

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More than 45,000 computers in hospitals , IT organizations, railway station networks, ATMs and even universities across 74 countries have been severely affected by the WannaCrypt ransomware worm also popularly called Wcry. The problem is that ransomware is apparently doing damage to outdated systems that are not within Microsoft's reach. EC3 advises any organizations affected to use the unlocking tools provided at NoMoreRansom.org, a free resource developed by Europol in partnership with ... Read More »

LYRICS QUIZ: 2017 Eurovision Song Contest Finalists

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The host country could only manage 23rd place out of 26 this time round. Salvador Sobral, who's been ill with heart disease, won with a romantic ballad called Amar Pelos Dois written by his sister Louisa. The UK entry , Lucie Jones, struggled in the public vote. The stage invader, wrapped in an Australian flag, sneaked on to the stage pulled down his shorts and wiggled his bottom at the cameras during the brief escapade. Read More »

Q & A on global cyber attack

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The attack held hospitals and other entities hostage by freezing computers, encrypting data and demanding money through online bitcoin payments. "We absolutely anticipate that this will come back", said Patrick McBride, an executive with cybersecurity firm Claroty. Read More »

Lucky break slows cyberattack; what's coming could be worse

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Many canceled all routine procedures and asked patients not to come to the hospitals unless it was an emergency. (AP Photo/Paul White). A security guard stands outside the Telefonica headquarters in Madrid, Spain , Friday, May 12, 2017. While most organizations won't suffer as much as the United Kingdom health-care facilities, the incident renewed the debate about the risk of governments stockpiling flaws in commercial technology and using them for hacking attacks. Read More »

Microsoft makes Visual Studio for Mac generally available

For developers with Visual Studio 2017 on their PCs, Microsoft released an update (version 15.2) that includes the return of the Python and Data Science workloads and support for TypeScript 2.2, Guthrie announced. To run Visual Studio 2017 for Mac, you will need a device running OS X El Capitan 10.11 or macOS Sierra 10.12 with at least 4GB of RAM and a processor clocked at 1.8GHz or higher. Read More »

Worldwide cyberattack forces Microsoft to offer free security fix

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A screenshot of the warning screen from a purported ransomware attack , as captured by a computer user in Taiwan, is seen on laptop in Beijing, Saturday, May 13, 2017. A massive ransomware campaign appears to have attacked a number of organizations across Europe. "We are now seeing more than 75,000 detections.in 99 countries ", Jakub Kroustek of the security firm Avast said in a blog post around 2000 GMT. Read More »

Dozens of countries hit by record cyberextortion attack

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He said: "Since this attack occurred on Friday afternoon (May 12), we have been working with representatives from the national government, National Crime Agency, National Cyber Security Centre and cyber security experts to put in place mechanisms to mitigate the risk to systems in Northern Ireland". Read More »