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48000 ransomware attack attempts seen in India: Quick Heal Tech

There has been no major impact of the WannaCry ransomware attack on the country, government officials said on Monday, even as they remained on high alert to safeguard key infrastructure such as banking. "Intelligence agencies will always be developing zero-days, but unlike traditional weapons, these tools can be repurposed quickly from devastating criminal attacks", said Bambenek in an email statement. Read More »

Trump defends sharing terrorism 'facts' with Russians

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Burr, a Republican, and Sen. Both Jordanian and United States officials said Tuesday the call with Abdullah was scheduled last week and is unrelated to the Russian Federation meeting. The president did not disclose any military operations that were not already publicly known... And while some GOP lawmakers privately express frustration with the president's distractions and crisis-prone administration, there's been little public condemnation of Trump, who remains popular with the GOP base. Read More »

HTC unveils U11, a smartphone that you squeeze to interact with

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But HTC has bundled the new type C headphones with U11 that it says are cheap, have no batteries and are ligh-weight. These sensors will respond to squeezing, and perform multiple functions. Under the hood, U11 has the latest Snapdragon 835 octa-core chipset. With 64GB of internal storage, users have also plenty of storage for their files. Read More »

Vladimir Putin's Piano Performance Caught on Camera

The question of Putin's participation in the next presidential election, which will be held in 2018, remains open. The U.S. says that supporting the SDF is the only option for defeating the Daesh terrorist group, while Turkey says that an alternative should be formed through local Arab tribes backed by countries in the region instead of supporting the YPG terrorist group. Read More »

Can North Korea Attack Guam with a Nuclear Weapon?

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The US says its "strategic patience" with North Korea is over, even hinting at a pre-emptive strike. Yesterday the United Nations Security Council condemned North Korea's recent missile tests . According to the U.S. administration, it is possible to show influence on Pyongyang only with the help of sanctions. "North Korea is capable of continuing to develop longer-range missiles", Physicist David Wright, told CBS News, adding that the regime's longest-distance test to date shows they ... Read More »

Far Cry 5 is Official, Revealed on Ubisoft Forums

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For the sequel, let's hope Ubisoft applies everything that it learned from the first game right away, so there are no teething pains. We're also expecting some kind of big Assassin's Creed news very soon. That brings us to The Crew 2 which does come as a bit of a surprise. Ubisoft will be launching a sequel to its popular open world racing MMO, The Crew , later this year, the company has announced and confirmed. Read More »

Trail of global cyberattack could lead to North Korea

Tom Bossert, a homeland security adviser to President Donald Trump, said "criminals" were responsible, not the US government. Because of its success infiltrating systems, the software - also known as WannaCrypt , Wana Decryptor or WCry - is already inspiring imitators . Read More »

First look of Jr. NTR's 'Jai Lava Kusa' out on Friday

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According to the latest update, the first look poster of the movie will be released on 19th May on the occasion of NTR's birthday. NTR is busy shooting for his upcoming film Jai Lava Kusa . Jr NTR was last seen in Janatha Garage, which reportedly went on to become the highest grossing Telugu film past year. A prosthetics look has been designed by Hollywood's Vance Hartwell, who has worked on such films as "Iron Man". Read More »

Seoul cyber experts warn of more attacks as North blamed

North Korea may be behind the ransomware attacks that disrupted computer systems across the world over the weekend, cyber security experts said on May 16, suggesting a link between the latest attack and a hacking group associated with Pyongyang. Read More »

S. Korea, US to hold Washington summit in June: Seoul

Pottinger and Chung agreed on the need to step up joint efforts to "deter nuclear and missile provocations by the North", and to confirm the U.S.'s "ironclad commitment to defend the Republic of Korea (ROK)". The envoys are also expected to arrange for a meeting between Moon and his counterparts in those five countries. Yes, apparently there's more than one attractive person working for the new Prez. Read More »

The Global Hacker Attack Is Expected To Hit Countries Again Today

The latest wave of ransomware mostly attacks Windows XP, which prompted Microsoft to re-release security updates for some of its older versions of Windows platforms. In a Microsoft blog post issued on Monday, company president Brad Smith called the WannaCry attack a "wake-up call" for the global governments and the tech sector to stop exploiting digital vulnerabilities and work together. Read More »

WannaCry ransomware may not attack Indian bank ATMs, says cyber security experts

Known as WannaCry, this strain of ransomware was developed by as-yet unknown hackers using tools first developed by the NSA and affects some computers running Microsoft software. "The governments of the world should treat this attack as a wake- up call", Microsoft's president and chief legal officer, Mr Brad Smith, wrote in a blog post about what is being called the largest ransomware attack. Read More »

Free cyber security session to combat Wannacry ransomware attack

However, considering the threats, Microsoft has now released updates for older systems. Other victims include is a Nissan manufacturing plant in Sunderland, northeast England, hundreds of hospitals and clinics in the British National Health Service, German rail operator Deutsche Bahn and worldwide shipper FedEx Corp. Read More »

Ransomware cyberattack resumes spread

Nick Lambert, operations director at MaidSafe, said a lack of resources for the public sector has meant this kind of attack has been expected by the industry. The nonprofit Japan Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center said 2,000 computers at 600 locations in Japan were affected. Friday's initial attack came from ransomware, which is a piece of software that invades computer systems and takes control of files. Read More »

Ransomware attack a 'wakeup call' for governments

Railway stations, mail delivery, gas stations, hospitals, office buildings, shopping malls and government services were also said to be affected. By the time she finished speaking, similar attacks had been reported on business targets across Europe including Spain's telephone system. Read More »

Putin warns against 'intimidation' of North Korea after missile launch

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Putin attended the One Belt - One Way economic forum in Beijing on Sunday, and joined Xi's residence for a bilateral meeting with his Chinese counterpart, Sputnik said. "With regard to the source of these threats, then I believe that Microsoft has spoken directly about this", Putin said. During their phone conversation earlier in May, Putin and Trump spoke in favor of holding their much anticipated first meeting somewhere around the G20 summit, which is scheduled to take place in ... Read More »

Hunt: No second wave of cyber attacks

Chief Information officer with the HSE, Richard Corbridge says they are trying to ensure all staff are aware of the risks as they return to work today. But Europol warns that paying up doesn't guarantee that you'll get everything back. "We've seen that the slowdown of the infection rate over Friday night, after a temporary fix around it, has now been overcome by a second variation the criminals have released". Read More »

N. Korea says latest missile could carry nuclear warhead

North Korea's official Rodong Sinmun newspaper devoted half of its six-page Monday edition to coverage of the missile test, with vivid colour photographs of the launch and jubilant leader Kim Jong Un celebrating with military officers. South Korea has sent special envoys to the US, China, Germany, Japan and Russian Federation to explain the new government's policy towards North Korea. Read More »

Asus ZenFone 3 Max (or Deluxe) is getting Android 7.1.1 update

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Asus has started pushing out the Android 7.1.1 update to either ZenFone 3 Max or ZenFone 3 Deluxe. The smartphone was launched past year in November in India and comes in two different variants- Zenfone 3 Max (ZC520TL) priced at Rs 12,999 and Zenfone 3 Max (ZC553KL) is priced at Rs 17,999. Read More »

Microsoft says WannaCry ransomware cyberattack should be wake up call for governments

The malware includes an encryption package that automatically downloads itself to infected computers, locking up almost all of the machines' files and demanding payment of $300 to $600 for a key to unlock them. "It's this constant battle", said Ryan O'Leary, vice president of WhiteHat Security's threat research center. Europol's Wainwright said few banks in Europe had been affected, having learned through the "painful experience of being the number one target of cyber crime" the value of ... Read More »

A Mother's Day Update On TV Moms

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Anna Jarvis created the Mother's Day International Association and chose "Second Sunday in May as 'Mother's Day" because it was close to her mother's death. We all have someone in our lives who are like a mother to us, and today is the flawless opportunity to show her just how much you care. She has always been there in good times too. Read More »

Cyberattack wave ebbs, but experts see risk of more

The CERT-In has advised maintaining of updated Antivirus software on all systems, follow safe practices when browsing the web, disable remote desktop connections, enable personal firewalls on workstations, among others. Several British hospitals were hit by cyber attacks on Friday, the country's health service said, forcing some to divert ambulances to other clinics and urge people not to try to contact their doctors. Read More »