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Massive cryptocurrency botnet used leaked NSA exploits weeks before Wanna Decryptor

Massive cryptocurrency botnet used leaked NSA exploits weeks before Wanna Decryptor The NSA exploits were spread throughout hacking communities for weeks before the global WannaCry ransomware attack, which crippled the United Kingdom's health care system . "It then determines the public IP address of the victim and downloads the mining instructions, cryptominer, and cleanup tools". Even as the world fights back the WannaCrypt ransomeware attack that has exploited a vulnerabil... [Full Article...]

2 young men killed as chaos erupts in western Venezuela

2 young men killed as chaos erupts in western Venezuela Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's opposition continued to keep up momentum during planned protests on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. CARACAS , Venezuela (AP) - Protesters are hauling folding chairs, beach umbrellas and coolers onto main roads for a national sit-in. [Full Article...]

Tehran mayor withdraws from Iran's presidential race

He does not oppose the nuclear deal signed with world powers in 2015, which lifted sanctions in exchange for curbs to Iran's atomic programme. Rouhani has history on his side: no sitting President has failed to win a second term since 1981. [Full Article...]

No second spike in cyber attacks is 'encouraging' - Jeremy Hunt

NHS Digital said health trusts across England were sent details of an IT security patch that would have protected them from the attack. Accident and emergency services and other walk in services are reporting high numbers of people attending, many who have minor illness and conditions which could be treated at home or with advice from a pharmacist. [Full Article...]

Boston Advisors LLC Reduces Stake in QUALCOMM, Inc. (QCOM)

Boston Advisors LLC Reduces Stake in QUALCOMM, Inc. (QCOM) Yet another important factor while evaluating a good buy/sell decision for QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM ) is its Earnings per Share or EPS. Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on QUALCOMM Incorporated, where 7 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 6 analysts have given a Buy signal, 16 said it's a HOLD, 2 reported it as Underperform and 0 analysts rated the stock... [Full Article...]

Worldwide Ransomware Cyberattacks: What We Know

Hackers are using stolen NSA tools in a massive attack on 150 countries. On top of that , the NSA would likely be able to claim that it is shielded from liability under the doctrine of sovereign immunity, which says that the government can not be sued over carrying out its official duties. [Full Article...]

Google adds smart reply to Gmail for iOS, Android

Google adds smart reply to Gmail for iOS, Android Smart Reply , available in Inbox by Gmail and Allo, saves you time by suggesting quick responses to your messages. With Smart Reply , Google's machine learning algorithms look at your incoming emails and then suggest short, three- or four-word replies (think "Sure" or "Yes, thank you"). [Full Article...]

Google Photos can now make physical books

Google Photos can now make physical books That means people don't have to worry about choosing which images to keep or delete - a almost impossible task in the age of constant smartphone photography. As part of today's announcement, Google also announced " Shared Libraries ". You can create a soft cover Photo Book for $9.99 or a hardcover Photo Book for $19.99. [Full Article...]

Pelicans keeping coach Gentry, GM Demps

Pelicans keeping coach Gentry, GM Demps Both Gentry and Demps were already under contract for next season and have been given clarity on their job status. Loomis added, "We will continue to evaluate important roles on both the administrative and coaching staffs, which will be resolved at the appropriate time". [Full Article...]

Global Cyberattack: Bracing for more fallout

Global Cyberattack: Bracing for more fallout Microsoft pushed out additional emergency patches for older systems - including machines running Windows XP, which hadn't received an update since 2014 - to combat the global attack. Mr Smith argued that in cyberspace, governments should apply rules such as those regarding weapons in the physical world. Although Microsoft released a security fix in March, not all systems were updated and... [Full Article...]

'WannaCry' cyber attack: How to protect your computer

'WannaCry' cyber attack: How to protect your computer They, too, should regularly update with software patches as they're issued. A lot of the people affected only have themselves to blame. Security firm Digital Shadows said on Sunday that transactions totalling US$32,000 had taken place through Bitcoin addresses used by the ransomware. [Full Article...]

WannaCry explained: What is WannaCry ransomware and how does it work?

Because the attack occurred on Friday, right before people left their offices and went home for the weekend, many computers weren't affected because they simply weren't in use. It issued guidance for people to protect their systems, while taking the highly unusual step of reissuing security patches first made available in March for Windows XP and other older versions of its operating system. [Full Article...]

Zinedine Zidane demands players focus on Celta Vigo match

Zinedine Zidane demands players focus on Celta Vigo match Nacho does not believe team-mate James Rodriguez has said goodbye to Real Madrid after applauding the entire Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday. Ronaldo was in that match, scoring two goals, and he is also going to play on Wednesday in Vigo. On the other side Real have everything to play for in their last three games of their season. James has been heavily linked with a switch to Premier League side ... [Full Article...]

Microsoft calls for end of government hacking techniques

Microsoft calls for end of government hacking techniques Essentially, it's a specific type of cyber attack that demands ransom from its victims. "The CVE07-010 vulnerability affects nearly all versions of the Windows operating system, including those who are not actively supported anymore, such as Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2003". [Full Article...]

British hospitals hit by cyber attack: health service

Computer users worldwide - and everyone else who depends on them - should assume that the next big "ransomware" attack has already been launched, and just hasn't manifested itself yet, Ori Eisen, who founded the Trusona cybersecurity firm in Scottsdale, Arizona, told The Associated Press. [Full Article...]

Microsoft Blames Spy Agencies For Ransomware Attack

It has attacked hundreds of thousands of computers, security experts say, from hospital systems in the United Kingdom and a telecom company in Spain to universities and large companies in Asia. This is published unedited from the IANS feed . Most victims were quickly able to recover infected systems with backups, said the group's chief economist, Scott Borg. [Full Article...]

ARMS Focused Nintendo Direct Coming Tomorrow

ARMS Focused Nintendo Direct Coming Tomorrow EST today! The broadcast will be airing at 3PM PT, on May 17, and will also give us a new trailer for Splatoon 2. Offering an interesting take on the fighting genre, ARMS is one of the first new IPs Nintendo is releasing for the Switch. Nintendo Direct May 2017: Where can I watch? There's no word on just what we'll see yet, but given past Nintendo Directs there's sure to be plenty of informatio... [Full Article...]

Cyber attack should be 'wake-up call — Microsoft president

Hospitals, oil companies, banks and other organisations have been affected around the world, with many fearing a repeat of the cyberattack chaos on Monday, as people return to work. Microsoft did not take long to lash out at the government, but before doing so, it made a decision to provide a brief little summary of what exactly transpired with the ransomware attack and how it chose to plug the pr... [Full Article...]

PES 2018 release date announced

PES 2018 release date announced Konami's latest festival of goals, saves and Neymar-top-off celebrations is bound for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC - the latter especially newsworthy, as the Steam version is finally being brought in line with the big boy console versions. [Full Article...]

Intel to launch Core i9 Skylake-X & i7 Kaby Lake-X CPUs

The Skylake-X range of processors is going to be joined by a pair of Kaby Lake-X chips. The Skylake-X processors are described as Core i9. To rival AMD's Ryzen processors, the low-end Core i9 chips, i9-7800X and i9-7820X, will have six and eight cores respectively. [Full Article...]


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