Microsoft to make security fixes available for older Windows systems

The ransomware was created to repeatedly contact an unregistered domain listed in its code. Within a few hours, WannaCrypt/WannaCry ransomware has impacted more than 45,000 computers as per media reports. Germany's national railway says that it was a... More..

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Global ransomware attack based on stolen NSA tools cripples computer networks worldwide

The attacks apparently exploited a flaw exposed in documents leaked from the US National Security Agency (NSA). Russia's Interior Ministry released a statement acknowledging a ransomware attack on its compute...More..

Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (STWD) Lifted to Buy at Zacks Investment Research
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Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (STWD) Lifted to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

It has underperformed by 10.78% the S&P500. Loews Corporation is a holding company. The total market capitalization remained at $13.35 billion. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in commercial ...More..

by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

Cyberattack hit 'one in five' NHS England trusts, says Amber Rudd

Thirteen Scottish health boards have been hit by a global cyber attack that affected NHS computer systems. She said all but six trusts were now running as normal after experts had been working "around the clo...More..

by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

Ransomware cyberattack: United Kingdom works to restore NHS systems after 'unprecedented' hacking

An increase in activity of the malware was noticed on Friday, security software company Avast reported, adding that it "quickly escalated into a massive spreading". "It's an worldwide attack and a number of cou...More..

by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

NHS cyberattack: nearly all systems have been recovered, says Home Secretary

The attacks came in the form of ransomware, a technique used by hackers that locks users' files unless they pay the attackers a designated sum in the virtual currency Bitcoin. Telecommunications company Telefon...More..

by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

Hackers exploit stolen United States spy agency tool to launch global cyberattack

Security officials in Britain urged organizations to protect themselves from ransomware by updating their security software fixes, running anti-virus software and backing up data elsewhere. The kill switch coul...More..

by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

NHS cyber chaos hits thousands of patients

A Microsoft spokesman said yesterday: 'In March, we provided a security update which provides additional protections against this potential attack. In April, Shadow Brokers released a piece of National Securi...More..

by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

Nations grapple with massive cyberattack as more threats loom

It emerged on Saturday that one in 20 of the NHS's thousands of computers - five per cent of the total - are still fitted with the Windows XP programme susceptible to the virus used in Friday's attack. Radio Sl...More..

NHS cyber attack aftermath likely to last a number of days
by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

NHS cyber attack aftermath likely to last a number of days

Cybersecurity firm Avast said it had identified more than 75,000 ransomware attacks in 99 countries on Friday, making it one of the broadest and most damaging cyberattacks in history. Before Friday's attack, Mi...More..

by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

'Cyber attack' NOT linked to Hertfordshire hospital IT failures

The attack hit Britain's health service, forcing affected hospitals to close wards and emergency rooms. IT experts are rushing to fix the computer systems of around 40 NHS trusts and several GP practices in E...More..

Nations assess cyberattack damages; UK focuses on hospitals
by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

Nations assess cyberattack damages; UK focuses on hospitals

Russian cellular phone operators Megafon and MTS said some of their computers were hit and the Russian national railway system said although it was attacked, rail operations were unaffected. Malicious software ...More..

Microsoft's reveals Windows 10 Fall Creator's Update ahead of September rollout
by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

Microsoft's reveals Windows 10 Fall Creator's Update ahead of September rollout

The presentation was quick and effective and a lot of announcements were made, but the one that stood out was the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update . "We are building Windows to be the platform that empowers e...More..

Global Cyber Attack Halted: Autopsy Time
by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

Global Cyber Attack Halted: Autopsy Time

In many areas, with the exception of NHS Lanarkshire, the number of PCs or systems affected is said to be in single figures. In Russia, government agencies insisted that all attacks had been resolved. The sco...More..

Huge, Unprecedented Ransomware Attack Hits Around the Globe
by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

Huge, Unprecedented Ransomware Attack Hits Around the Globe

The attack itself was conducted using a revised version of a known ransomware strain "WannaCry" that exploits a specific Windows bug, security experts claim, adding that Taiwan, Ukraine, and Russian Federatio...More..

by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

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 Wi...More..

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..