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NHS Trusts in Lancashire cancel and postpone appointments after cyber attack

The " Wannacry " virus locks users out of their computers and demands hundreds of dollars from victims hoping to regain control of their documents and data. The hackers exploited software code from the National Security Agency that had leaked online. In a post on Microsoft's blog, Smith says: "An equivalent scenario with conventional weapons would be the USA military having some of its Tomahawk missiles stolen". Read More »

Nintendo Promises Surprises For This Year's Treehouse E3 Livestream

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Today's game: Super Mario Odyssey. "This is the first sandbox game that allows Mario to fully explore his world since Super Mario 64 on Nintendo 64 and Super Mario Sunshine on Nintendo GameCube", read the official description. Nintendo will daily live stream one show from its Treehouse Team from June 13 at 9 AM PT. Not only do we see the buildings, but we also get a sense of the weather effects included in Super Mario Odyssey . Read More »

Microsoft offers free security fixes following global cyberattack

The first step is, obviously, to stay cautious. "People may have updated their security systems over the last hours", Europol said. There are several factors in play. Megafon , a Russian telecommunications company, was also hit by the attack. Industrial conglomerate Hitachi Ltd. said the attack had affected its systems at some point over the weekend, leaving them unable to receive and send e-mails or open attachments in some cases. Read More »

Ransomware threat: Govt issues webcast to spread awareness

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The main challenge for investigators was the fast-spreading capabilities of the malware, he said, adding that so far not many people have paid the ransoms that the virus demands. Microsoft which had discontiued security updates to its out-of-date software, has also provided a security update for all customers using Windows 8 and Windows Server 2003, anticipating further attacks on these earlier platforms being used by millions. Read More »

Blood tests "unavailable" at four hospitals after NHS cyber attack

The attack encrypted has the contents of thousands of computers and demanded a ransom for recovering the files. A fifth of regional hospital associations in Britain's National Health Service were affected and several still had to cancel appointments on Monday, as doctors warned of delays as they can not access medical records. Read More »

'Tubelight' gets its own character emoji on Twitter

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Kabir Khan tweeted that Tubelight is the "first Bollywood film" to get a personalised emoji, which is inspired from Salman Khan's first look for the film. As We all Know Bhai has Shared His Voice For several Bollywood Songs in his films. On Work Front Actor busy in Promoting for His Upcoming War Film Tubelight the first song of Tubelight is to be Released in Dubai on May 16. Read More »

Australian business affected by global cyberattack, says Federal Government

Cluley said yesterday's attack also highlighted the risks that organizations take by not investing in updated IT systems and security. Images appear on victims' screens demanding payment of United States dollars 300 (275 euros) in the virtual currency Bitcoin, saying: "Ooops, your files have been encrypted!" The attack that began Friday is believed to be the biggest online extortion attack ever recorded, disrupting computers that run factories, banks, government agencies and transport ... Read More »

Overseas officials, experts laud China's inspiration of Belt and Road Initiative, forum

Confirming that India had received an invitation to participate in the six separate forums that China was organising as part of OBOR, a spokesman said, "We have been urging China to engage in a meaningful dialogue". "We need to seek win-win results through greater openness and cooperation, avoid fragmentation, refrain from setting inhibitive thresholds for cooperation or pursuing exclusive arrangements and reject protectionism". Read More »

Microsoft Slams NSA Over Ransomware Nightmare

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Microsoft, Apple Inc., and others have pushed back against efforts by those agencies to seek technical backdoors in their products to monitor targets, because the tech companies fear the perception of complicity with the US government could alienate customers in the USA and overseas. Read More »

Follow CERT-In instructions on WannaCry: RBI to banks

Microsoft on Sunday said a software vulnerability stolen from the U.S. National Security Agency has affected customers around the world, and described the spread of the WannaCrypt ransomware on Friday in many countries as yet another example of the problems caused by the stockpiling of vulnerabilities by governments. Read More »

Japan Inc. sees no major impact from ransomware

On Saturday, a cybersecurity researcher told AFP news agency that he had discovered a "kill switch" that can prevent the spread of WannaCry. USA and European security officials told Reuters on condition of anonymity that it was too early to say who might be behind the attacks, but they did not rule out North Korea as a suspect. Read More »

Cyberattack havoc could grow as work week begins

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He said infection rates slowed over the weekend. Clapper, who served as intelligence director under President Barack Obama, calls it a "very serious, serious problem". "Those who have Windows Update enabled are protected against attacks on this vulnerability", the company said in the post published on its website. Read More »

Microsoft Announces Story Remix, A Spiritual Successor to Movie Maker

The Groove Music app, which appeared in the Neon leak, already features this new design. As ChromeOS devices start to nip at the heels of Windows products - and become increasingly close to Android (users likely use Google's suite of products on both) - this could be a way for Microsoft to increase adoption of its mobile apps, and ensure Windows 10 stays relevant. Read More »

Next-gen OnePlus 5 flagship phone hits AnTuTu benchmark

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The smartphone is rumoured to be powered by Snapdragon 835 SoC paired with Adreno 540GPU. OnePlus may not be one of the bigger players in the mobile market, but its upcoming OnePlus 5 might just be a flawless response to Samsung and Apple's hype with the Galaxy S8 and iPhone 8. Read More »

Questions Jeremy Hunt Must Answer On The NHS Ransomware Attack

Carmaker Renault said one of its French plants, which employs 3,500 people, wasn't reopening Monday as a "preventative step". "We are very aware that attacks on critical services such as the NHS have a massive impact on individuals and their families, and we are doing everything in our power to help them restore these vital services". Read More »

Microsoft says WannaCrypt attack a wake-up call

While any size company could be vulnerable, many large organisations with robust security departments would have prioritised the update that Microsoft released in March and wouldn't be vulnerable to Friday's attack. said . Brad Smith criticized U.S intelligence agencies, including the CIA and National Security Agency, for "stockpiling" software code that can be used by hackers. Read More »

'Fast decision' expected on Comey's FBI replacement

According to a report in the New York Times , Mr Comey said he would offer the president honesty, but not loyalty. Trump tweeted Friday that "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" "Relish the opportunity to be an outsider ", Trump said. Read More »

A timeline of the WannaCry cyberattack

The attackers later demanded $300 in the form of virtual currency Bitcoin to unlock the files. This move will prevent their systems from falling prey to the malware that has attacked payment systems across the world. When the file is opened, the malicious software infiltrates the computer and encrypts all its files. Unfortunately, if your machine has already been infected by WannaCry and you're seeing the ransom demand, there's not much you can do. Read More »

WannaCry Ransomware attack: SL on list of affected countries

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Concerns have been voiced about the outdated computer systems on these submarines for some time, to little avail. The ransomware appeared to exploit a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows that was purportedly identified by the U.S. By Kaspersky Lab's count, the malware struck at least 74 countries. Hospitals across Britain found themselves without access to their computers or phone systems. Read More »

Cyber attack: 200000 victims hit in 150 countries

The governments of the world should treat this attack as a wake-up call. He warned of the danger of exploits developed by governments - this time the NSA in America - falling into the hands of hackers and causing widespread damage as is the case with the current attack which has crippled more than 200,000 computers around the world. Read More »

Cyber firms say looking at possible North Korea tie to ransomware attack

The attacks, which slowed on Monday, are among the fastest-spreading extortion campaigns on record. The cyber companies' research will be closely followed by law enforcement agencies around the world. Matthew Hickey, co-founder of British cyber consulting firm Hacker House, said "I believe that this was spread for the goal of causing as much damage as possible". Read More »