Cyber chaos spreads with workweek's start

Allaying concerns, Mathews said mobile phone companies strictly comply with the security requirements specified by the telecom department, in that, all "network elements along with their softwares are tested before inducting them into the network and... More..

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Global ransomware attack: India stays on high alert

The attack blocks computers and puts up images on victims' screens demanding payment of $300 (Dh1,100) in the virtual currency Bitcoin , saying: "Ooops, your files have been encrypted!" Enable the "Show file...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Europol Reports More than 200000 Affected by Cyber Attack

Trusts who are to choose when and how to upgrade the tools used in hospitals are yet deciding whether or not they were prepared for the attack, as it affected at least 90 different countries. The US Treasury De...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

North Korea behind 'WannaCry' global cyber attack

Cybersecurity researchers have found evidence they say could link North Korea with the "WannaCry" cyber attack that has infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide. Mehta has found similarities between code...More..

Amazon improves Alexa wake word verification
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Amazon improves Alexa wake word verification

Echo devices already use a similar system, which is part of why they have so few accidental wake ups. The first step is the same as before, with the hardware (Echo, Echo Dot, etc.) handling the initial detectio...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Microsoft blames U.S. stockpiled vulnerability for WannaCry ransomware attack

WannaCry is said to take advantage of a NSA hacking tool, called EternalBlue , that can make it easy to hijack unpatched older Windows machines. Even with the best precautions and policies in place, you may...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

WannaCry Ransomware: Cyber-Attacks Could Spark Lawsuits, But Not Against Microsoft

In India, only a few isolated incidents in Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu were reported . WannaCry, which uses a Microsoft Windows exploit first developed by the United States National Security Agency...More..

N. Korea Suspected in WannaCry Attacks
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

N. Korea Suspected in WannaCry Attacks

Other firms, including Kaspersky Lab , Symantec and Matt Suiche of UAE-based Comae Technologies confirmed the code appeared to match. "This was not a tool developed by the NSA to hold ransom data", he sa...More..

North Korea Tests Missile That Comes Dangerously Close to Russian Federation
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

North Korea Tests Missile That Comes Dangerously Close to Russian Federation

Despite the fact Pyongyang has threatened to reduce Seoul to a "sea of fire" for decades, Moon expressed his desire to revive the "sunshine policy", that had the potential to reestablish lost dialogue between...More..

Pokemon Go's Next Event Announced, Get All The Details Here
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Pokemon Go's Next Event Announced, Get All The Details Here

The entire event runs from May 18 at 1 p.m. PT until May 25 at 1 p.m. PT, giving players the full seven days to fill out their rock-type collections. There are also some token bonuses too, like extra items from...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Anti-virus stocks rally with 'WannaCry' expected to hit again

On top of that, critics say , the government didn't notify companies like Microsoft about the vulnerabilities quickly enough. The extortion attack, which locked up computers and held users' files for ranso...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

NHS cyber attack: Two hospitals still diverting patients

Computers booting up to start the workweek might continue the spread of "WannaCry", a ransomware attack where hackers lock down a computer and threaten to delete all its data unless a ransom is paid. It could...More..

Microsoft will make iPhone a better phone
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Microsoft will make iPhone a better phone

Microsoft released fixes for the vulnerability in March, but computers that didn't run the update were subject to the ransom attack. Thousands more infections were reported Monday. "We expect this number to inc...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Microsoft slams spy agencies for 'stockpiling' vulnerabilities

In a separate malware attack previous year, 3.2 lakh debit cards were compromised in the country. Mr Putin said the incident was "worrisome" but had done "no significant damage" in Russian Federation and ca...More..

Ransomware cyber-attacks slow but fears remain
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Ransomware cyber-attacks slow but fears remain

The ransomware exploited a security hole in Windows XP, a 15-year-old operating system that Microsoft stopped updating in 2014. Microsoft in March released a patch for the SMB vulnerability exploited by Wana...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Microsoft Slams NSA Over Ransomware Nightmare

Wainwright said the agency is analyzing the virus and has yet to identify who is responsible for the attack. It has attacked hundreds of thousands of computers, security experts say, from hospital systems in th...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Hackers Strike 74 Countries with Stolen NSA Hacking Tool

Microsoft's chief lawyer, Brad Smith, said the attacks should act as a "wake-up" call to governments worldwide and laid part of the blame on USA intelligence agencies the CIA and National Security Agency for ...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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..

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..