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Ransomware attack hit 200000 victims in 150 countries

Universities and other educational institutions in the country were among the hardest hit, possibly because schools tend to have old computers and be slow to update operating systems and security. An unusual kind of ransomware cyber-attack has taken the world by storm, causing calamities in various parts of the world. El Mundo reported that the attackers sought a ransom in bitcoin. Read More »

Featured Stock: Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (ZAYO)

RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of ZAYO in report on Thursday, December 1 with "Outperform" rating. Manning & Napier Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of Zayo Group Holdings during the third quarter valued at approximately $56,001,000. Read More »

Google's faster new Android offers picture-in-picture

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You can activate the feature by tapping the home button within a supported app. The company is also giving the crowd a look at new twists in its Android software for mobile devices, which powers more than 80 per cent of the world's smartphones. Read More »

X-ray services at Basingstoke hit by cyber attack

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Acute hospital sites in Lanarkshire, as well as GP surgeries, dental practices and other primary-care centres around the country, were among those hit. Cyber security experts had warned that the ransomware virus, which affected one in five NHS trusts, could be reactivated by computers and devices that had not yet been switched on. Read More »

Britain worked through night to counter cyber attack on health service -minister

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Cyber security experts say the spread of the virus dubbed WannaCry - "ransomware" which locked up computers in vehicle factories, hospitals, shops and schools in several countries - has slowed, but that any respite might be brief. He argued there should be "a new requirement for governments to report vulnerabilities to vendors, rather than stockpile, sell, or exploit them". "An equivalent scenario with conventional weapons would be the U.S. Read More »

PWR BTTM's music is being taken down

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The group's summer tour has reportedly been canceled, but Hopkins and drummer Liv Bruce have not yet released a statement. Posting in a private Facebook group, the accuser claims to have seen Hopkins "initiate inappropriate sexual contact with people despite several "nos" and without warning or consent". Read More »

J C Penney Company Inc (JCP) Trading Up 6% Following Analyst Upgrade

In order to reach an opinion and communicate the value and volatility of a covered security, analysts research public financial statements, listen in on conference calls and talk to managers and the customers of a company, typically in an attempt to capture the findings for a research report. Read More »

A&E restrictions lifted after cyber attack on NHS

Cyber experts are studying similarities between the computer code used in the WannaCry attack with malware distributed by Lazarus, a hacking group behind attacks on Sony Pictures in 2014 that was blamed on North Korea. "Since a July 2009 cyberattack by North Korea, they used the same method", Choi said. She said that when China put economic pressure on North Korea, other countries were trying to fill the void, which she said the U.S. Read More »

Cry if you WannaCry, but don't blame Microsoft for it

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This money would be paid in the digital currency bitcoin to an unknown source, who would - in theory, at least - provide a decryption key to unlock the system. The ransomware exploits a Microsoft vulnerability, and hence all computers and servers at the banks have to be updated and upgraded. An exploit was stolen from the National Security Agency (NSA) of the United States of America two months ago, and soon after Microsoft patched all supported versions of Windows. Read More »

Gambhir all praise for his bowling unit

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Peaking early and losing momentum are results of various factors: fatigue, unavailability of key personnel, morale and even losing tosses . We were thinking about putting 140 runs, and if we had a 20-over game, we had the bowling to defend. Read More »

WannaCry is your fault — Microsoft to NSA

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Europol said it does not know the motive behind it. But that number has nearly certainly risen as people in Asia - who had logged off for the workweek before WannaCry began spreading - have returned to work. A researcher from Google posted on Twitter that an early version of WannaCry from February shared some of the same programming code as malicious software used by the Lazarus Group, the alleged North Korean government hackers behind the destructive attack on Sony Corp.in 2014 and the ... Read More »

Europol: Cyberattack Threat Escalating As Manhunt Under Way

The pace of attacks by the WannaCry "ransomware" slowed late on May 12. Virulent computer malware spreading across the globe since Friday has hit government departments, universities and companies in almost 100 countries. The countries, including India, were hit by what is believed to be the biggest-ever recorded cyberattack on Friday with investigators looking for those behind the hack that affected systems at banks, hospitals and government agencies globally, media reports said. Read More »

How to protect your business from future ransomware attacks

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The WannaCry or WannaCrypt ransomware attack deployed a Windows exploit that the National Security Agency had used for its own purposes until it was leaked in April by the hacking group Shadow Brokers . The words from Microsoft come following the revelation that the malware used in the cyberattack used a software from the National Security Agency (NSA) that had been stolen back in March. Read More »

Some of Google's new features seem … familiar

The company announced it is opening up the Assistant with a new SDK available for third-party developers in both Android and iOS, which will let them build apps or add integration with Google's voice interface. While Amazon's Echo speaker has emerged as the most popular device in the category, Google repeatedly touted its ability to use artificial intelligence to identify multiple users, an edge it has over Amazon. Read More »

Senate Intel Committee Wants Comey Memos And Testimony

A furious debate has now erupted in Washington not only about the authenticity of Comey's version, recorded soon after the meetings with the President and shared with his Federal Bureau of Investigation associates, but also whether he will testify before Congress if called to, and whether the memos will be produced before an inquiry panel. Read More »

Watch the 2017 Google I/O Live YouTube Stream

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Google Home might still be finding its feet in the United Kingdom, but there are some cool new features heading down the pipeline to make it an even better A.I friend. Once a user is granted permission to view a certain image category, that person will be able to receive future photographic updates right on their phone. Read More »

No substantial impact of WannaCry on Indian IT system: Secy

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There's Microsoft, whose ubiquitous Windows operating systems were compromised after attackers exploited a security hole. Elements of the malicious software used in Friday's attacks were part of a treasure trove of cyber-attack tools leaked by hacking group the Shadow Brokers in April. Read More »

Microsoft users warned to update security amid cyber attack scare

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However, Smith said Microsoft is "dedicated to developing further steps to help ensure security updates are applied immediately to all IT environments". In August 2016, a group calling itself The Shadow Brokers began posting materials from that stolen cache of programs online. "The fact that so many computers remained vulnerable two months after the release of a patch illustrates this aspect", Smith wrote Sunday . Read More »

Android Go is Google's Latest Venture for Chasing the Next Billion Users

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The Google Lens , a computational vision engine the company unveiled on Wednesday, can analyze and describe photos better than human beings, in some cases. While most of us drool over the latest features introduced in Android O, there are a huge amount of users whose devices simply are unable to run the latest version. Read More »

Google Assistant now integrated to GE's suite of connected appliances

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Android powers more than 80 percent of the world's smartphones, but it often takes years for a new version of the software to make it on older models. Like its Android counterpart, Google Assistant on iOS answers your questions - from general knowledge, news and weather, local business opening times, and calendar appointments. Read More »

Here's how Google is preparing Android for the AI-laden future

Now, Pichai is Google CEO and the company has a new plan to connect the "next billion", most probably a different billion since so much time has passed. You can already play the likes of Google Play Music or Spotify Premium on the Home but a forthcoming update will also expand such functionality to Spotify Free accounts as well as added support for SoundCloud and Deezer. Read More »