US security agency should take some blame for ransomware attack: Chinese media

The China Daily pointed to the USA ban on Chinese telecommunication provider Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL], saying the curbs were hypocritical given the NSA leak. WannaCry software encrypts files and displays a ransom message demanding $300 in ... More..

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WannaCry free decryption tool released, no need to pay ransom now

That's when the NSA told Microsoft about the vulnerability, and the company issued a security update to fix the flaw. It's created to retrieve files that would otherwise be lost if and when users get permanentl...More..

by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Windows XP users can remove WannaCry ransomware

Adrien Guinet, who works for a Paris-based firm called Quarkslab, says however that the tool is not flawless and only works if the infected computers have not been rebooted after being hit by the program. Now, ...More..

by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Windows 7 is most affected by WannaCry attack, Windows XP is 'insignificant'

Ransomware is a form of malicious software that encrypts data stored on computers and other devices preventing legitimate users from accessing it. The malware locked down computers and threatened businesses and...More..

by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Should you buy these cyber security stocks?

The first thing to do to protect yourself against this vicious type of ransomware is to install the security patches Microsoft issued to handle the vulnerability. And many computer networks, particularly ...More..

by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

More bugs may be released: Hacking group

Microsoft requires Windows 10 customers to automatically update their computers, but some people with older PCs disabled automatic updates. Reports have it that sixteen National Health Service (NHS) organi...More..

by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Chinese media blame the United States of America for WannaCry ransomware cyber-attack

On Sunday, the USA software giant called on intelligence services to strike a better balance between their desire to keep software flaws secret - in order to conduct espionage and cyber warfare - and sharing th...More..

by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Wondering what precautions to take against ransomware? Read on

The WannaCry attack "bore some striking similarities to the code used in those three attacks ". However, this assertion by the government goes against claims from cyber security experts. That also makes it is...More..

by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Google I/O 2017: What's next for Google payments?

Android Go is a new variant of Android O that has been designed specifically for low-cost smartphones such that the code has been optimised for smartphones powered by low-performance processors, less memory, an...More..

by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

How to decrypt or patch WannaCry ransomware attack on Windows

An anonymous group calling itself "Shadow Brokers" first revealed this weakness to the world back in April. The older software may be vulnerable to exploits that resulted in the WannaCry attacks last week. Rans...More..

by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Google Play Protect wants to stop your Android apps from going rogue

What are you most excited about for Android Pay? We got some basic updates, like the ability to schedule new calendar appointments and create reminders. It could save users from potential embarrassment by e...More..

by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Chinese state media says US should take some blame for WannaCry cyberattack

Most similar viruses rely on humans to spread by tricking them into clicking on an attachment harbouring the attack code. Unfortunately, however, a new variant of the program is already in the wild . WannaCry ...More..

by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Major Announcements From Google I/O 2017

Google CEO Sundar Pichai underscored the tool as a key reflection of Google's direction, highlighting it in his Google I/O keynote as an example of Google being at an "inflection point with vision". Initial...More..

by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Google has a new way to call out poorly made Android apps

Previously, the assistant worked only on Google's Android software. Android Go is Google's fresh take on affordable devices and this time around; it is not laying down terms and conditions for the interested ...More..

by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

NHS continues to recover from cyber attack

Several hospitals in London and other parts of England and Scotland were affected and some reportedly halted surgeries amid fears the lives of patients were at risk. She said Britain was working with worldwid...More..

by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

The 'WannaCry' malware: A public service announcement indirectly from the NSA

The ransomware virus, dubbed WannaCry, can encrypt all the files on a Windows PC and demands $300 worth of bitcoin, an untraceable digital currency widely used online, to unlock a user's data. The cyber secur...More..

by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Two north-east surgeries hit by global cyber attack

Speaking to ITV News , the Director of Europol, Rob Wainwright said: "We've seen the extent to which the ransomware, which had its infection rates slowed down over the weekend, now mutated by the cyber crime...More..

by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

WannaCry Ransomware cyber-attacks Seems to Have Slowed Down

Apparently, that's a reference to one of the code names used for a group of hacking tools purportedly collected by the U.S. National Security and then subsequently leaked by a group calling itself "The Shadow...More..

by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Fix for 'WannaCry' ransomware now available, but it's fairly limited

Most cyber criminals stay clear of the US Department of Defense (DOD) and other federal systems because of the blowback and potential for a kinetic response. "Older systems, even if fully up-to-date, simply lac...More..

by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

USA security agency should take some blame for 'ransomware' attack: China

It began in Europe, affected computers in more than 150 countries, and was hitting locations in Japan and China as recent as Monday. Microsoft is now trying to convince users to move over to Windows 10, as nu...More..

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