Thousands hacked and data held at ransom in world's largest cyber-attack

Cyber experts have called the attack unprecedented and said such attacks take months to spread. The attackers are still yet to be identified however two security firms, Kaspersky Lab and Avast, say they've identified the damaging software in more t... More..

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Global cyberattacks: Microsoft issues security updates for older versions of Windows
by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

Global cyberattacks: Microsoft issues security updates for older versions of Windows

In a blogpost released on Friday, Microsoft said it is taking a "highly unusual step of providing a security update for all customers to protect Windows platforms that are in custom support only, including Wi...More..

Cyberattack strikes 99 countries across Europe, Asia
by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

Cyberattack strikes 99 countries across Europe, Asia

Symantec predicted infections so far would cost tens of millions of dollars, mostly from cleaning corporate networks. "They should be doing that all the time ", Scott said. "The expensive part is the clean up ...More..

by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

Conditions behind cyberattack may be hard to mimic

The attack froze computers at hospitals across the country, with some canceling all routine procedures. Two security firms - Kaspersky Lab and Avast - said they identified the malicious software in more than 70...More..

by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

Microsoft adds detection, protection against global cyberattack: statement

Telecommunications company Telefonica was among many targets in Spain , though it said the attack was limited to some computers on an internal network and had not affected clients or services. Cyber securi...More..

Cyberattack in UK part of international attack
by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

Cyberattack in UK part of international attack

The ransomware attacks that forced hospitals across the United Kingdom to turn away patients are apparently part of a larger wave of ransomware infections worldwide. The vulnerability was patched in March by Mi...More..

by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

How a perfect storm allowed a global ransomware attack to happen

The spread of the ransomware capped a week of cyber turmoil in Europe that began when hackers posted a trove of campaign documents tied to French candidate Emmanuel Macron just before a run-off vote in which he...More..

by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

May the fourth be with you on 'Star Wars Day'

When the calendar flips to the first week of May, it's like a small slice of the holiday season for Star Wars fans. However, the above messages did not really capture the attention of Star Wars fans, as...More..

by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

World reels from massive cyberattack that hit nearly 100 countries

Finance chiefs from the Group of Seven rich countries were to commit on Saturday to joining forces to fight the growing threat of global cyber attacks, according to a draft statement of a meeting they are hol...More..

by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

Huge cyber attack forces Microsoft to offer free tech fix

Russia's interior ministry said that some of its computers had been hit by a "virus attack" and that efforts were underway to destroy it. Hospitals in areas across Britain found themselves without access to t...More..

by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

FedEx Confirms Company was Hit by Malware Attack

It gave no further details. Numerous machines attacked today have been breached simply because the latest Windows updates have not been applied quickly enough, but there are still organizations that continue ...More..

by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

Microsoft officially releases Visual Studio 2017 for Mac

To enable this new functionality, developers have to install the Xamarin Live Player app on their iOS device and then pair it to their PC by scanning a QR code on their screen. The app will be deployed to Xa...More..

by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

Microsoft Makes a Play for Oracle's Cloud Customers

The conference , which is being held in Seattle , is scheduled to run through tomorrow. Now that Microsoft is getting more aggressive about stealing Oracle customers, maybe Azure will make Ellison's hit l...More..

by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

Q & A on global cyber attack

The problem appeared to begin Friday morning, when hospitals in the United Kingdom were crippled by a large-scale cyberattack that forced operations to be canceled and ambulances to be diverted. It encrypts fil...More..

by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

Windows Store getting Ubuntu, Fedora, and SUSE Linux

The particularly-interesting bit is the ability to transfer an open task from a desktop PC to a laptop or another mobile device (iOS and Android included), using the accompanying Pick Up Where You Left Off fe...More..

Lessons to be learned, admits Home Secretary Amber Rudd — NHS hack
by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

Lessons to be learned, admits Home Secretary Amber Rudd — NHS hack

Only a small number of US -headquartered organizations were hit because the hackers appear to have begun the campaign by focusing on targets in Europe, said Thakur. NHS Digital said engineers are working "aroun...More..

Comey Declines Invitation to Testify, 4 Candidates Being Considered to Replace Him
by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

Comey Declines Invitation to Testify, 4 Candidates Being Considered to Replace Him

In addition, Politico and NBC News report that four candidates are now being floated by the White House to replace Comey as the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Cornyn, the number two Republic...More..

by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

Moon sets out to mend ties with China

Mr Xi congratulated Mr Moon on his election and both exchanged views on a range of issues linked to the Korean peninsula, South Korea's presidential office said. The deployment of THAAD was agreed by former Pre...More..

Nations battle cyberattack damages; UK focuses on hospitals
by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

Nations battle cyberattack damages; UK focuses on hospitals

Britain's National Cyber Security Centre and its National Crime Agency were looking into the United Kingdom incidents, which disrupted care at National Health Service facilities. Short of paying, options for ...More..

by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

Global 'WannaCry' ransomware cyberattack seeks cash for data

Speaking after a Cobra meeting on Saturday, Home Secretary Amber Rudd admitted "there's always more" that can be done to protect against viruses. The national railway system said that although it was attacked...More..

by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

Global cyber-attack's success largely rests with laziness, neglect, procrastination

There were no details on which companies were targeted or the origin of the attack. Lakeridge Health in Durham Region also reported having intermittent problems with its IT system on Friday. But computers a...More..

by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

World cyberattack cripples hospitals, offices worldwide

In the US, FedEx reported its Windows computers were "experiencing interference" from malware, but would not say if it had been hit by ransomware. "One thing that is very important to note is our sinkholing...More..

by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

Microsoft re-releases security update after cyberattacks

The ransomware, called "WannaCry", locks down all the files on an infected computer and demands the administrator pay to regain control of them. In an internet posting, six days before it hacked the NSA and r...More..

by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

UK Health Care Systems Recovering From Cyber-Attack

Microsoft had made fixes for older systems, such as 2001's Windows XP, available only to mostly larger organizations, including Britain's National Health Service, that paid extra for extended technical support....More..

by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

Ex-NHS Digital chief: Cyber attack 'always going to happen'

The attack targeted Windows computers that had not installed patches released by Microsoft in March, or older machines running software that Microsoft no longer supports, including the 16-year-old Windows XP sy...More..

by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

Nearly all systems have been recovered, says Home Secretary — NHS cyberattack

The malicious software deployed in the attack was stolen from the U.S. National Security Agency and used to hack into computer systems , encrypting information found there and demanding a ransom of $300 or mor...More..

by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

UK: 1 in 5 health trusts affected by cyberattack

On Saturday, a cyber security researcher told AFP he had accidentally discovered a "kill switch" that could prevent the spread of the ransomware. As he was analyzing the code he noticed that the malware kept tr...More..

by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

NHS cyber attack aftermath likely to last a number of days

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, at a meeting of world leaders in Italy, said the attack was a reminder of the importance of cybersecurity. It said the attacks were carried out with a version of WannaCr...More..

UK's health system recovers from cyber attack
by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

UK's health system recovers from cyber attack

All services at Watford General Hospital are running normally, although it is not known when The East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust IT issues will be fixed. NHS Digital said the impact of the cyberattack co...More..

Microsoft designs next major Windows 10 update
by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

Microsoft designs next major Windows 10 update

Then again, maybe there will be some juicy new creative hardware to follow up on the wonderful Surface Studio, which will reinforce the message. "It's the Clipboard you know and love, now cloud-powered". Basi...More..