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Romania says it thwarted cyberattack on govt

Russian Federation appeared to be the hardest hit, according to security experts, with the country's Interior Ministry confirming it was struck. "It's important to understand that while unpatched Windows computers exposing their SMB services can be remotely attacked with the "EternalBlue" exploit and infected by the WannaCry ransomware", Kaspersky Lab's Global Research and Analysis Team noted ... [Full Article...]

More Than 75000 Ransomware Cyber Attacks Hit Nearly 100 Countries

NHS England confirmed hospitals across the country appeared to have been simultaneously hit and it had activated a "major incident plan". Corporate computer systems in many other countries - including FedEx of the United States, one of the world's leading global shippers - were among those affected. [Full Article...]

Everything you need to know about the NHS cyber attack so far

The attacks were reminiscent of those that took down dozens of websites in October, including Twitter, Spotify, and PayPal, byt exploiting devices linked to the Internet, including printers and baby monitors. In addition to Russian Federation, the biggest targets appeared to be Ukraine and India, nations where it is common to find older, unpatched versions of Windows in use, according to the secur... [Full Article...]

Worldwide rasomware attack seems to use tools stolen from NSA

He said that mobile communications haven't been affected. He said: "We are monitoring the situation here as are all health boards in Scotland". He added that the company managed to restore the work of its call center but closed most of its offices for the day. [Full Article...]

Dozens of countries hit by huge cyberextortion attack

Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer at the Helsinki-based cybersecurity company F-Secure, called it "the biggest ransomware outbreak in history". Pictures posted on social media showed screens of NHS computers with images demanding payment of $300 (AU$409) in Bitcoin, saying: "Oops, your files have been encrypted!" The Shadow Brokers released Eternal Blue as part of a trove of hacking tools... [Full Article...]

Everything you need to know about 'Star Wars' Day

Check them out below, and May the Fourth be with you. At Selk'bag , a purveyor of sleeping bag suits, offers 25 percent off its "Star Wars" collection - you can dress up as Chewbacca and Darth Vader before you head into dreamland - with the code SWDAY17 from through midnight on May 7. [Full Article...]

Massive ransomware attack hits 74 countries

The malicious software behind the onslaught appeared to exploit a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows that was supposedly identified by the National Security Agency for its own intelligence-gathering purposes and was later leaked to the internet. [Full Article...]

NHS suffers IT issues in suspected cyber attack

Still, the news prompted security teams at large financial services firms and businesses around the world to review their plans for defending against ransomware attacks, according to executives with private cyber security firms. dollars worth of the online currency Bitcoin, saying: "Ooops, your files have been encrypted!" According to NHS Digital, the operator of the booking platform, there is n... [Full Article...]

Microsoft Launches $999 Surface Laptop with Windows 10 S

It comes in four colors: platinum, graphite gold, cobalt blue and burgundy. It runs on Intel's Core i5 or i7 processors based on the Kaby Lake architecture, and has up to 1TB of SSD storage. It's a restricted version of Windows 10 with speed and safety in mind. "We want students to feel proud when they pull this out of their bag", said Panos Panay, Microsoft's device chief, at the event on T... [Full Article...]

Major Ransomware Attack Sweeps Europe

The cyberattack, he said, could cause a major backlog in referrals. Several British hospitals say they are having major computer problems Hospitals in London , northwest En. The group said in a statement that the attack had "global scope", affecting organisations in Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and Mexico. [Full Article...]

HSE removes all external access to its network following NHS cyber attack

The ransomware used in Friday's cyber attacks encrypts files and demands that victims pay $300 in bitcoin for them to be decrypted, the latest in a vexing style of security breaches that, at the very least, forces organizations to revert to backup systems to keep critical systems running. [Full Article...]

Microsoft takes on Apple with new $999 Surface Laptop

In addition to that, Microsoft is also going to let users subscribe to Office 365 right from the Windows Store which is pretty neat. Likewise, Microsoft is also crippling its own Edge browser. "The result is the most personal and balanced Surface we've ever made". It runs on Intel's Core i5 or i7 processors based on the Kaby Lake architecture, and has up to 1TB of SSD storage. [Full Article...]

Minecraft continues its quest for global domination, now available on Nintendo Switch

Event visitors can play the latest games and get a sneak preview on Super Mario Odyssey . A review from Kotaku emphasized that "Minecraft" looks like it was definitely built for the Nintendo Switch. The "Super Mario Mash-Up" DLC is just one of the seven packs incorporated in the said game's Nintendo Switch version, as indicated in an announcement posted on the game's website . [Full Article...]

World cyberattack cripples UK hospitals, demands ransoms

Affected hospitals and doctors' surgeries in parts of England were forced to turn away patients and cancel appointments, with people being advised to seek medical care only in emergencies. Woodward warned there are two problems. "First, there is no guarantee the criminals will release your data", he said, "and second, even if you do have your data released, there is no guarantee the criminals won'... [Full Article...]

Leaked NSA tools used in cyber attack; USA company among those affected

WannaCry is a form of ransomware that locks up the files on your computer and encrypts them in a way that you can not access them anymore. The hackers behind the "ransomware" attack were demanding $300 worth of the online currency Bitcoin to release files from encryption, the Mirror and Telegraph reported . [Full Article...]

That supposed Red Dead Redemption 2 screen was actually for an MMO

That supposed Red Dead Redemption 2 screen was actually for an MMO As of now, it's unclear if the mistaken image was simply an accidental coincidence, or perhaps some sneaky marketing for a game that is set to hit Kickstarter at the end of the month. With Wild West Online , they aim to bring a PvP MMO experience that is more expansive and diverse than the multiplayer that Red Dead Redemption offered. [Full Article...]

Dan Ayoub departs Halo dev 343 Industries

Dan Ayoub departs Halo dev 343 Industries Ayoub's presence with Halo started back in 2010 with his role as executive producer of Halo: Reach, and then took the title of 343 Industries Studio Head of External Development for nearly three years. Most recently, though, he's been working on Halo Wars 2, which the news post says will still be in good hands: " Halo Wars 2 and its forthcoming DLC are in the safe hands of Dan's team, with so... [Full Article...]

Wpp Plc (WPP) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Barclays PLC

Its up 13.76% from 1.74M shares previously. Abiomed Inc now has $5.76B valuation. The stock rose 0.73% or $0.03 reaching $4.13 per share. About shares traded. The stock of Diageo plc (LON:DGE) earned "Overweight" rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, February 4. On Monday, December 21 the stock rating was maintained by Peel Hunt with "Buy". [Full Article...]

Visual Studio 2017 for Mac Exits Preview [Download]

Visual Studio 2017 for Mac Exits Preview [Download] Visual Studio 2017 arrived on Windows back in March, and has been available for macOS users in Preview since November a year ago. Last November, Microsoft announced the upcoming launch of Visual Studio for Mac, bringing its integrated development environment to Apple's PC OS for the first time. [Full Article...]

Ransomware takes down hospitals, businesses in at least 2 countries

Derbyshire Community Health Services in central England said on Twitter: "All IT systems have been temporarily shut down". Many canceled all routine procedures and asked patients not to come to the hospitals unless it was an emergency. Chancellor Philip Hammond disclosed in February that the NCSC had blocked 34,550 potential attacks targeting UK Government departments and members of the public... [Full Article...]


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