Global cyber-attack's success largely rests with laziness, neglect, procrastination

Ransomware typically infiltrates computers via phishing emails - emails containing links or files, which if accessed, grant malware access to a user's computer. Once inside an organization, WannaCry uses a Windows vulnerability purportedly identifi... More..

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At least 74 countries affected in `biggest ever´ cyberattack
by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

At least 74 countries affected in `biggest ever´ cyberattack

Several hospital systems in England reported earlier today that their computer screens had locked up and displayed a message demanding $300 in Bitcoin. Union members at French carmaker Renault say the global cy...More..

by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

UK interior minister says health system has recovered from cyber attack

This is already believed to be the biggest online extortion attack ever recorded, disrupting services in nations as diverse as the U.S., Ukraine, Brazil, Spain and India. A Nissan spokesman said: "Like many org...More..

by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

Global Cyber Attack Used Stolen NSA Tools

Most of the affected hospitals were in England, but several facilities in Scotland also reported being hit. The ransomware attack is at "unprecedented level and requires worldwide investigation", Europol, the...More..

by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

Windows 10 gets chummy with Apple, iTunes in next version

The upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is underlining this philosophy with features like Timeline and new Cortana capabilities that will make it easier for people to use their Android and iOS devices wi...More..

by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mobile missing from Build, New UI Improvements and more

The company that once held a mock funeral for the iPhone-complete with dedicated "iPhone trashcans"-now has a very different attitude about the company of Jobs". The upshot is that the company built upon the pe...More..

by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

FedEx reports malware interference in global cyberattack: statement

The so-called ransomware attack appears to exploit a weakness that was purportedly identified by the U.S. National Security Agency and leaked to the internet. If a targeted user receives a worm-laden email and ...More..

Asus ZenFone 3 smartphones get a significant price cut in India
by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

Asus ZenFone 3 smartphones get a significant price cut in India

The company just announced the price cut on its two popular smartphones. Asus, with the ZenFone 3, certainly found its calling right in the over-crowded Indian smartphone space. "In short, it is a mix of a dece...More..

Nearly all systems have been recovered, says Home Secretary — NHS cyberattack
by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

Nearly all systems have been recovered, says Home Secretary — NHS cyberattack

The extortion attack, which locked up computers and held users' files for ransom, was believed to be the biggest of its kind ever recorded, disrupting services in countries including the US, Russia, Spain, Ukra...More..

Andhra police computers hit by cyber attack
by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

Andhra police computers hit by cyber attack

The Andhra Pradesh police reported that its system had been breached. Director-general of police N Sambasiva Rao said that when some systems were found to be encountering problems, they were asked to be unplu...More..

by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

Microsoft unveils Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Microsoft will take your raw video clips and photos and assemble them into cute little movies. Windows 10 Creators Update now powers over 500 million Windows 10 devices around the world. That attempts to rest...More..

British Hospitals Among Targets Of Global Ransomware Attack
by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

British Hospitals Among Targets Of Global Ransomware Attack

The home secretary said Britain's National Cyber Security Centre was working with the country's health service to ensure the attack was contained, while the National Crime Agency was working with them to find o...More..

Community health service appointments could be affected by NHS cyber attack
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Community health service appointments could be affected by NHS cyber attack

The Mirror reported that the Conservatives had cut security support for the NHS's outdated computer system a year ago, despite warnings it would leave hospitals open to hackers. NHS staff across the region a...More..

Microsoft is extending Azure IoT to the edge of the network
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Microsoft is extending Azure IoT to the edge of the network

Azure Cosmos DB containers are distributed along two dimensions - within a given region, all resources are horizontally partitioned using resource partitions (local distribution); and each resource partition i...More..

United Kingdom interior minister says health system has recovered from cyber attack
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

United Kingdom interior minister says health system has recovered from cyber attack

A fifth of trusts were hit by the ransomware on Friday afternoon, forcing hospitals to cancel and delay treatment. "Yesterday's attack is unprecedented in scale, but it is abundantly clear that our NHS should...More..

Microsoft takes its databases worldwide with Cosmos DB
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Microsoft takes its databases worldwide with Cosmos DB

Document DB offered four different options for the replication behavior; Cosmos DB ups that to five. One of the new offerings is called Azure Cosmos DB. But at Microsoft's Build conference, which kicks of...More..

Idea Cellular posts 2nd straight quarterly loss
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Idea Cellular posts 2nd straight quarterly loss

The telecom operator's total revenue stood at Rs 8194.5 crore in the quarter, down from Rs 9500 crore in an year earlier period. The entire period was free service offered by Jio. "The company remains confident...More..

Unprecedented Cyber Attacks Wreak Global Havoc
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Unprecedented Cyber Attacks Wreak Global Havoc

Many British hospitals were hit by the malicious software on Friday, with some forced to cancel or delay treatment for patients, even those with serious aliments like cancer. Hospitals in areas across Britain f...More..

by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Mom of Ohio boy who killed himself vows he will be heard

The school district had refused to release the video but made a decision to do so to counter what it said was the detective's suggestion that the children who poked or nudged or kicked Gabriel were assaulting...More..

by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Global cyberattack strikes 70 countries

Cybersecurity firm Avast identified more than 75,000 ransomware attacks in 99 countries. Ransomware is a type of malware that essentially takes over a computer and prevents users from accessing data on the c...More..