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Next cyber-attack could be imminent, warn experts

The attack involved a malware called Wanna Decryptor, which encrypts files on a user's computer, blocking them from view and demanding a payment to release them. @NHSEngland under cyber attack with no access to patient records causing delays to treatment. "You're only safe if you patch ASAP", he tweeted . Read More »

Motorist who mowed down Times Square pedestrians to face murder charges

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He had enlisted in the Navy in 2011, serving overseas the USS Carney in 2012, before reportedly being dishonorably discharged in 2014. He also said that he "hears voices ". One official says Rojas told authorities when arrested previously that he believed he was being followed. "We're all kind of a mess", Eric Alburtus, principal of Portage Central High School, from which Elsman graduated previous year, told the Detroit Free Press. Read More »

Ransomware attacks in 150 countries

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Who is behind this cyber attack? The badly affected National Health Service said seven out of 47 trusts that were hit were still facing serious issues . The hackers remain anonymous for now, but it appears that they are amateurs. But it wasn't Shadow Brokers who were directly involved in the ransomware strike. Read More »

Some Vine Users' Email Addresses, Phone Numbers Exposed

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Vine has already notified affected individuals about the breach via email. Parent Twitter is informing all users who may be affected by the same and is also asking them to be on the look-out for any e-mails from unknown senders, as this may have the potential for further damage. Read More »

Google extends AI features into more of its apps, tools

Among them was the launch of Google Play Protect , which is built into the Play Store , and created to make Android's security features "more visible" to users. While I was using the app and service directory (or as Google probably calls it, "Explore"), the thought occurred to me: why don't all voice assistants have this feature? At its annual I/O Developer Conference which held yesterday in Mountain View, California, USA, Google announced the newest features that will be ... Read More »

Wide cyber attack curbed for now

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Ransomware is normally targeted at businesses and important individuals who are generally perceived to have more to lose if they don't pay the ransom. But Opposition parties have criticised the government, saying they had cut funding to the NHS IT budget and a contract to protect computer systems was not renewed after 2015. Read More »

North Korea links nuclear advances to hostile U.S. policy

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The U.S. ambassador said Russian Federation has the same decision to make as the rest of the worldwide community: "You either support North Korea or you don't, but you have to choose". The North claimed the rocket was capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, although there are doubts whether the country could build a warhead small enough to fit into a missile. Read More »

Sophos has egg on its face after ransomware attack

One takeaway is sexy, edgy. Alex Abdo, a staff attorney at the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, said Microsoft and other software companies have strategically settled lawsuits that could lead to court rulings weakening their licensing agreements. Read More »

Brokerages Anticipate Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) to Announce $0.09 EPS

Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.09 on a per share basis this quarter. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. The share price of the stock surged 217.56% for the year. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of YHOO. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link . Read More »

Trump's ex-adviser Flynn will not honor Senate subpoena

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Republican Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina had to retract a statement made hours earlier that Flynn's lawyer had told the committee he would not comply with the subpoena. Flynn, who served as a key adviser to Trump during his presidential campaign and transition and ended up in a top White House post, albeit briefly, has become a key figure in the probe into Russia's role in the election and whether it colluded with Trump's campaign. Read More »

WannaCry outbreak reveals why governments shouldn't hoard vulnerabilities

The EternalBlue exploit in Windows is believed to originate from the National Security Agency, as it became available when Shadow Brokers revealed a huge set of hacking tools the NSA allegedly used to access devices. 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 »

Lenovo announces Moto C and Moto C Plus

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Under the Moto Z product lineup, Lenovo is expected to bring two new devices called the Moto Z Play and Moto Z force. Although not official from Motorola, someone has already gained access to the images and specs of the Moto E4 and E4 Plus. Read More »

Appeals court strikes down FAA drone registration rule

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AUVSI is disappointed with the decision today by the U.S. Court of Appeals to reject the FAA's rule for registering recreational unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Attorneys for the government failed to sway Kavanaugh's panel that the FAA was merely applying a much older requirement for all aircraft to register before flying. Read More »

Amazon unveils $230 'Echo Show' touch-screen device and Alexa voice calling

We had been hearing reports recently that Amazon has a new Echo product in the pipeline. Amazon Echo Show is also capable of accessing photos stored on Prime Photos which enables the device to double as a digital photo frame. Called the Amazon Echo Show , the device is now up for pre-orders on Amazon, and is priced at $229.99, which translates to about Rs 15,000. Being able to quickly and easily pull up Youtube videos while getting ready in the morning or pulling up song lyrics ... Read More »

WannaCry Ransomware Cyberattack fails in India

In order to decrypt the files, a user has to pay a ransom of $300 worth in bitcoins, and there is a deadline within which this has to be paid. USA and European officials did not rule out North Korea as a possible suspect in the cyberattack. Read More »

Iranians turn out in large numbers for closely watched vote

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The voting process is set to continue until 20:00 local time. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the most powerful man in Iran, symbolically cast the election's first vote. Iranians overseas also will vote in over 300 locations, including 55 in the USA, where more than 1 million Iranians live. Rohani has been blunt in references to the past of Raisi, a former member of the so-called death commissions involved in the summary executions of thousands of political prisoners in the 1980s. Read More »

WannaCry Ransomware Attack Linked to North Korea, Cybersecurity Experts Say

All machine running the version of Windows operating system before windows 10 without MS17 -010 security patch are prone to this ransomware attack. The tools behind the attack originated within the NSA . Moreover, in addition to Symantec , researchers at Google and Kaspersky Lab confirmed the coding similarities, the Times reports . Read More »

Why are You "Go"ing There, Android?"

The big news of Google I/O for many people was the direct call out to Australians on the expansion of Google Home to Australia. At this year's I/O developer's conference, Google showed even more capabilities of the Google Assistant and of the achievements it can accomplish. Read More »

We May All Acknowledge Destiny 2 Now

The move to include Destiny 2 on Battle.net is something that could only have happened under the Activision banner, as both Blizzard and Bungie reside there for the time being. Destiny 2 is available for pre-order in three different editions. Now anyone can join a Clan for either that one mission or become a member for as long or as short as they like. Read More »

Experts question North Korea role in WannaCry cyberattack

A ransomware attack that hijacked computers in vital business and services around the globe since last Friday has been linked to hackers connected to North Korea . Researchers might find some additional clues in the bitcoin accounts accepting the ransom payments. "It's a really strong overlap", he said. And even finding a real person might be no help if theyre in a jurisdiction that wont cooperate. Read More »

Here's how billions of people use Google products, in one chart

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This includes appliances such as fridges, ovens, washers, dryers, and so on. In addition, those who had an unlocked bootloader on their Android phones could no longer download and install the Netflix app from the Google Play Store. If the user asks for the location of a place, Google Home will be able to open Maps on the phone and show it to the user directly. Users tend to miss out on notifications at times, and there is no way which directly alerts them about which app has ... Read More »