Microsoft partly blames USA government for global cyberattack

NSA does not discuss its capabilities, and some computer experts say the MS17-010 exploit was developed by unknown parties using the name Equation Group (which may also be linked to NSA). The message provides instructions for paying the ransom, and... More..

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Some ATMs remained shut on precautionary ground due to ransomware threat

WannaCry exploits a Windows vulnerability patched in March by Microsoft . According to legal experts, it is highly unlikely that Microsoft would face any legal trouble over the ransomware attack. Differin...More..

United States should not stockpile cyber weapons, Microsoft says
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

United States should not stockpile cyber weapons, Microsoft says

Microsoft's top lawyer is laying some of the blame at the feet of the USA government. According to reports Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) are highly vulnerable to such malware attacks as they presently run ...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Global cyber attack affects 200000 victims - Europol chief

National Security Agency, that leaked online in April. News.com.au reported the minister told reporters in Cairns that the challenge was that there were various instances of ransomware in Australia every week a...More..

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Judge Orders Uber To Return Waymo's Files

Uber is developing its own self-driving tech even as it fends of lawsuits from Waymo. Waymo said on Monday it welcomed the ruling . The number-two ride-sharing company in the USA has teamed up with Goo...More..

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Worldwide cyber attack: Christian experts react as more details emerge

Some of the biggest disruption was caused by attacks on the United Kingdom health system, which saw hospitals and clinics forced to turn away patients after losing access to computers. This prevented access to ...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Worked through night to counter cyber attack on health service - minister

Wainwright described the cyberattack as an "escalating threat". "People going back to work on Monday may switch on their computers and see their systems have been impacted", he said. American computers appear...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

WannaCry Ransomware Gets Upgraded and This Time There Is No Kill Switch

As a loose global network of cybersecurity experts fought the ransomware hackers, in China, state media said more than 29,000 institutions had been infected along with hundreds of thousands of devices. He fin...More..

Instagram copies another Snapchat feature: Face filters
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Instagram copies another Snapchat feature: Face filters

Like Snapchat's lenses, some of the filters also work with multiple people in the frame. Facebook, which in recent months has copied many of Snapchat's features, is back at it again. Snapchat added only five ...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Motorola Announces the Moto C and C Plus, Starting at Around $100

Look for them to arrive later this spring. Lenovo-owned Motorola Mobility reportedly aims at launching around over half-a-dozen handsets before the year ends. Both the smartphones have a 5MP (f 2.4) rear cam...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Hospital boss praises IT staff — NHS cyber attack

He was praised by the government's National Cyber Security Centre which is responding to the threat. A global cyberattack leveraging hacking tools widely believed by researchers to have been developed by th...More..

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Things to Know About the 'WannaCry' Ransomware Attack

Jonathan Zittrain, a professor specializing in internet law at Harvard Law School, said courts have frequently dismissed lawsuits against the agency on the grounds they might result in the disclosure of top...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Cyber-attack guides promoted on YouTube

Cyber security experts in the National Health Service (NHS) worked alongside the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), part of the GCHQ spy agency, to patch computer systems after the attack caused widespread ...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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

A global "ransomware" cyberattack, unprecedented in scale, had technicians scrambling to restore Britain's crippled hospital network Saturday and secure the computers that run factories, banks, government agenc...More..

Microsoft on WannaCry Ransomware: Government Secrecy Led to This
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Microsoft on WannaCry Ransomware: Government Secrecy Led to This

Academic and writer Zeynep Tufekci went further, suggesting that the world needs a "complete overhaul of how technology companies, governments and institutions operate and handle software". "We remain highly vi...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Microsoft's Surface Laptop Offers 14.5 Hours of Batterly Life

It'll also be quicker to boot up and login compared to Windows 10 Pro, and will have the ability for educators to use pre-configured USB keys to ensure each laptop is set up correctly with all of the custom fea...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Number of Australian WannaCry victims grows

Security experts have warned that paying the Bitcoin ransom demanded by WannaCry's authors is likely to be pointless. "They have been working I know through the night nearly to make sure patches are in place ...More..

Cyberspace authority warns of ransomware attack
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Cyberspace authority warns of ransomware attack

In the United Kingdom, hospitals were crippled by the cyberattack, which forced operations to be canceled and ambulances to be diverted. "The fact that so many computers remained vulnerable two months after the...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Wannacry ransomware: 'Regular software updates can keep threats at bay'

Two factors seem to be contributing to the relatively low cash haul: low ransom requests of $300 to $600, and many victims refusing to pay - which is the advice proffered by most law enforcement agencies, inc...More..

Ransomware cyberattack resumes spread
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Ransomware cyberattack resumes spread

Since then, maintaining protection from cyber attacks has been left up to individual health service trusts. Some of the attack's victims were ignoring advice from officials and paying the $300 ransom to un...More..