Global ransomware attack appears to slow in US

The number of infections may have been slowed somewhat after a so-called "kill-switch" appears to have been triggered by a UK-based cyber-security researcher tweeting as @MalwareTechBlog. "The recent attack is at an unprecedented level and will requi... More..

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'WannaCry' ransomware attack: What we know so far

Oliver Tavakoli, Chief Technology Officer at Vectra Networks said: "Unsupported software is an ongoing problem that highlights the limitations of software updates and patching as a primary line of defense". ...More..

Cyber attack: Ransomware and all you need to know about its dangers
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Cyber attack: Ransomware and all you need to know about its dangers

Wanna Decryptor, also known as WannaCry or wcry, is a specific ransomware program that locks all the data on a computer system and leaves the user with only two files: instructions on what to do next and the Wa...More..

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'Sensitive' India needs to look beyond rifts with China: Chinese media

The summit was attended by 29 heads of state and governments. Iran sent Minister of Economy Ali Tayyebnia to represent the country. By any standard, the forum - covered by over 4,000 journalists - is the most...More..

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What is the 'ransomware' WannaCry worm and how does it spread?

Putin said Russian Federation had past year sought an agreement with the previous United States administration on co-operation in the field of cyber security, but Washington had dragged its feet and no deal was...More..

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New York Yankees retire Derek Jeter's No. 2 jersey

Only one wrinkle - the celebration now will take place in between games of a doubleheader against Houston, a twinbill caused by a washout Saturday. 'There isn't a person or player I would trade places with t...More..

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Microsoft blames United States stockpiled vulnerability for WannaCry ransomware attack

In a blog post Sunday, Brad Smith, Microsoft president and chief legal officer, said that the USA espionage agency authored the software that was eventually stolen and made its way into the hands of hackers w...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Governments, businesses worldwide brace for new ransomware attacks

The software, which spreads among Windows computers, infects and then locks up individual machines, demanding a ransom to be paid in the electronic currency Bitcoin. Infected computers appear to largely be out-...More..

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6 updates on the worldwide ransomware attack

But by Monday, hackers had updated the ransomware, this time without the kill switch, cyber-security experts say - and the world is bracing for another wave of disruptive attacks. Security Minister Ben Wallace ...More..

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WannaCry: The biggest ransomware outbreak in history. How it works?

WannaCry is a ransomware virus that holds computers hostage until the user meets the demands. "We've never seen anything like this", the head of the European Union's policing agency told Britain's ITV televis...More..

Details of AMD's upcoming Vega GPU lineup leak
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Details of AMD's upcoming Vega GPU lineup leak

This is according to an information received from a source that now works in the industry, who also revealed that AMD will be making 16000 units of the graphics card in the first few months of release. However,...More..

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Expert who beat cyberattack says he's no hero

Challenging Ministers to release their risk assessment to prove they had been taking it seriously, he said: "I would say to the government today, publish the Department of Health's risk register so we will kn...More..

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Banks' cyber defences hold firm (for now)

It remained under wraps until the Shadow Brokers stole it. Software specialists have indicated that they hope to get this situation under control quickly. The organisation also said that many organisations ...More..

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Governments Must Treat Cyber Attack as 'Wake-Up Call — Microsoft President

Last Friday, stolen NSA malware was used to attack hospitals, universities, and businesses around the world, ultimately hitting hundreds of thousands of computers in more than 150 countries, including the US, r...More..

More Lancashire Hospitals recover from cyber attack
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

More Lancashire Hospitals recover from cyber attack

A computer researcher who goes by MalwareTech was able to help stave off the onslaught of ransomware attacks with a $10.69 purchase, somewhat displaying that there are relatively cheap and easy ways to help c...More..

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World Braces for Repeat of Ransomeware Attack on Monday

But computers and networks that didn't update their systems were still at risk. Citing the far-reaching potential impact on customers, Microsoft took the unusual step of offering a custom support security upd...More..

Microsoft shares details on the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Microsoft shares details on the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Microsoft says that with Fluent design it is "taking a significant step forward in re-envisioning the way" cross-platform apps are developed. And if you can use Windows with an iPhone more effectively, then wha...More..

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Microsoft's president blames NSA for WannaCry attack

It forced the closure of multiple hospitals and ambulance companies, among other services and institutions. Have you paid the ransom? "You can point a lot of fingers, but I think given that this was not a z...More..

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Asia wakes up to ransomware chaos

Experts and authorities have told users, if hit, to not pay the attackers' ransom. First, there was a highly unsafe security hole in Microsoft Windows, which became known after hackers leaked tools that wer...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Europe warns of more attacks, WannaCry spreads to Asia

On Friday (May 12) the NHS was attacked by ransomware, causing computers to be locked unless a ransom is paid in bitcoins. The ransomware takes over users' files, demanding $US300 to restore them. " WannaCry ...More..