• Microsoft says ransomware attack should be a 'wake-up call' for governments
Microsoft says ransomware attack should be a 'wake-up call' for governments

The attack was largely halted over the weekend thanks to a 22-year-old UK-based computer researcher who found and triggered a kill switch in the code. Earlier this year, the Microsoft top lawyer urged for the creation of a Digital Geneva Convention, an worldwide treaty to govern the proliferation and usage rules for cyber-weapons.

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  • Microsoft says NSA to blame for Wannacry
Microsoft says NSA to blame for Wannacry

To prepare for fallout with customers, Judson Althoff, a Microsoft executive vice president, sent an email to the company's field sales team Sunday encouraging them to be supportive of businesses targeted by the attack, or even those who were simply aware of it.

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  • WannaCry cyber attack compromised some Russian banks: central bank
WannaCry cyber attack compromised some Russian banks: central bank

Some 47 NHS trusts fell victim to these ransomware attacks resulting in devastating consequences for some patients, as operations were cancelled and medical records held for ransom. Suiche, based in the United Arab Emirates and one of the world's top security researchers, provided advice and testing to ensure the fix worked across all various ver...

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  • Windows XP users can remove WannaCry ransomware
Windows XP users can remove WannaCry ransomware

This is the process that generates the RSA private key. In his research summary, Guinet said the software has only been tested to work under Windows XP and "it might not work in every case". Microsoft patched all supported versions of Windows , including Vista, 7, 8.1, and 10 as part of the March Patch Tuesday, while Windows XP remained vul...

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  • Another Global Cyber Attack likely to hail on Monday after Ransomware
Another Global Cyber Attack likely to hail on Monday after Ransomware

Senior U.S. security officials held another meeting in the White House Situation Room on Saturday, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the NSA were working to help mitigate damage and identify the perpetrators of the massive cyber attack, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations.

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  • Microsoft criticises NSA's role in the global cyber attack
Microsoft criticises NSA's role in the global cyber attack

Consider this map released by Malwareless . Despite the discovery of an alleged " kill switch " for the ransomware over the weekend, many Asian countries like India, Japan, South Korea and China have been hit by the malware that began its spread from Europe on Friday.

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  • Nokia smartphones with model name 'Unknown Heart' spotted on Geekbench
Nokia smartphones with model name 'Unknown Heart' spotted on Geekbench

Nokia 9 is said to be HMD's flagship for this year, one that hasn't been officially introduced yet. The expected time for the launch of these new devices from Nokia is the next half of the 2017. It does look quite interesting for now. A laser autofocus is also present. The device is powered by Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 835 processor with 4GB R...

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  • North Korea links nuclear advances to hostile U.S. policy
North Korea links nuclear advances to hostile U.S. policy

This appeared a bit short of an outright precondition, though Kim insisted that North Korea views U.S. hostility as "the root cause of all problems" in the region. The U.S. defense chief warned Friday that a military solution to the standoff with North Korea would be "tragic on an unbelievable scale", while the North vowed to rapidly strengthen its...

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  • Destiny 2 Won't Require
Destiny 2 Won't Require "Latest and Greatest Hardware" on PC

You can check out the first Destiny 2 screenshots in the gallery below. Blizzard may use Destiny as a way of keeping World of Warcraft players hooked into its network between major content drops and expansions. However, PC users will probably be the ones who are most affected by this. 30fps is not pushing the limit for a new gen console at all. B...

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  • Russian banks was attacked by a unsafe virus-the extortioner
Russian banks was attacked by a unsafe virus-the extortioner

Claiming the ongoing WannaCry global ransomware attack has had "zero impact" on its networks, the state government on Friday announced the formation of a Cyber Security Centre of Excellence (CSCE) as well as a state Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) to fight cyber attacks.

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  • WannaCry Ransomware: What We Know Monday
WannaCry Ransomware: What We Know Monday

There's Microsoft, whose ubiquitous Windows operating systems were compromised after attackers exploited a security hole. Microsoft said the hack was derived from an exploit developed by the NSA that was stolen and leaked to the public earlier this year.

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  • Microsoft to NSA: WannaCry is your fault
Microsoft to NSA: WannaCry is your fault

On Sunday, Microsoft took the unusual step of releasing a new patch for the old Windows XP system to address the vulnerability, which is an indicator of how serious the threat is. What versions of Windows are affected? One of the major problems faced was users running on pirated versions of Windows were unable to install security updates.

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  • Cyber-Security Experts Fear the Progression Of 'WannaCry' Ransomware
Cyber-Security Experts Fear the Progression Of 'WannaCry' Ransomware

This ransomware simply locks up the files on an infected computer and encrypts them so that the owner or authorized user can no longer access them. The ransomware is known as WannaCry , WanaCrypt0r 2.0 or WCry and it's especially risky because it includes some sort of "worm functionality" that makes it more vicious than a regular ransomware atta...

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  • Hero's welcome in Pyongyang for North's missile developers
Hero's welcome in Pyongyang for North's missile developers

Tillerson made the comments in a meeting with South Korean presidential envoy Hong Seok-hyun. This has generated fear of an attack among United States citizens - not helped by President Donald Trump's comments - and drummed up risky calls for the U.S.

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  • How to Shield Your System Against WannaCry Ransomware Attack
How to Shield Your System Against WannaCry Ransomware Attack

Another company, also bank related, has a manager and head of security, who refuses to update reports . The ransomware appeared to have hit some 100,000 systems, more than half in Russian Federation, according to a tweet yesterday by malware researcher Jakub Kroustek.

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  • Beware: Worldwide Ransomware Attack May Be Far from Over
Beware: Worldwide Ransomware Attack May Be Far from Over

As a ransomware program, WannaCry itself is not that special or sophisticated. Microsoft released a patch for this vulnerability in March and, on the heels of the attack Friday, even took the unusual step of releasing fixes for older versions of Windows that are no longer supported, such as Windows XP, Windows Server 2013, and Windows 8.

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  • French researchers find last-ditch cure to unlock WannaCry files
French researchers find last-ditch cure to unlock WannaCry files

The British government cancelled a nationwide NHS support contract with Microsoft after a year, leaving upgrades to local trusts.Seeking to head off further criticism in the wake of the WannaCry outbreak, the US software giant last weekend released a free patch for Windows XP and other older Windows versions that it previously only offered to payin...

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  • Microsoft withheld update that could have slowed WannaCry
Microsoft withheld update that could have slowed WannaCry

National Health Service, the Spanish telecom Telefonica, and the FedEx courier service in the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) cyberweapon. "Some organisations just aren't aware of the risks; some don't want to risk interrupting important business processes; sometimes they are short-staffed", said Ziv Mador, vice president of security research...

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  • WannaCrypt Ransomware Windows Patch: Microsoft Tells Government To Stop Hoarding Security Vulnerabilities
WannaCrypt Ransomware Windows Patch: Microsoft Tells Government To Stop Hoarding Security Vulnerabilities

Firstly, we would like to mention the Windows versions that are by far and large under the assault of WannaCry. Researchers suspect that initial infections may have occurred through phishing attacks and malvertising sites. On Monday, Union Information and Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the malware will not impact India much. ...

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  • Destiny 2 detailed; Will be Battle.net only on PC
Destiny 2 detailed; Will be Battle.net only on PC

In that sense, it's totally understandable why the extra development time for Destiny 2 on PC is required. What's potentially more concerning is the lack of certainty around when that version of the game will actually come out. The PVP action in Destiny is home to some of the most intense battles across the cosmos, and Destiny 2 takes it ...

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  • Google Releases Second Android O Developer Preview-Everything You Need to Know
Google Releases Second Android O Developer Preview-Everything You Need to Know

But the most interesting bit here is that Google Assistant will do the work for you. The voice-activated assistant will inform users of any information it can gather from various apps linked to the user's smartphone. Users are not now able to set alarms using the assistant and will not replace Siri's current activation points. For users, the opti...

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  • VW's GTI on the way up!
VW's GTI on the way up!

Inside there's red pixel trim, chequered upholstery, flat-bottomed steering wheel , GTi badges and more so you know you're in a "sporty" VW. The Golf GTI RS concept is outfitted with a wide body kit with the help of Dobbins. The GTI upgrade is predictably subtle but does enough to make this Up look "proper", we reckon. Available in three or fi...

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  • North Korea says United States has to roll back 'hostile policy' before talks
North Korea says United States has to roll back 'hostile policy' before talks

The rocket, "newly designed in a Korean-style", flew 787 kilometers (490 miles) and reached a maximum altitude of 2,111 kilometers (1,310 miles), the North said, and "verified the homing feature of the warhead under the worst re-entry situation and accurate performance of detonation system".

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  • Shadow Brokers teases more Windows exploits and cyberespionage data
Shadow Brokers teases more Windows exploits and cyberespionage data

The Shadow Brokers was responsible for leaking EternalBlue , the Windows SMB exploit that was used by attackers in recent days to infect hundreds of thousands of computers around the world with the WannaCry ransomware program. What is "WannaCry" and how does the ransomware work? Hacking tools believed to belong to the NSA that were leaked onli...

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  • Frenchmen claim cure for WannaCry-infected computers
Frenchmen claim cure for WannaCry-infected computers

The cyber security expert draws parallels with the data security breaches last September and October, where a malware attack forced Indian banks to replace or request users to change the security codes of 3.2 million debit cards. But because many customers were still using unsupported versions of XP, WannaCry rapidly infected a large number of sy...

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  • Global ransomware attack used info stolen from NSA, says Microsoft
Global ransomware attack used info stolen from NSA, says Microsoft

WannaCry ransomware attack is not affecting devices with Apple's MacOS or those running Linux-based operating systems. But the vulnerability still existed for legacy versions of Windows, like Windows 8 and Windows XP. It is crucial to remember that simply because malware doesn't reach global news doesn't mean that it isn't risky, and we should alwa...

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  • French researchers claim cure for WannaCry-infected computers
French researchers claim cure for WannaCry-infected computers

The British government cancelled a nationwide NHS support contract with Microsoft after a year, leaving upgrades to local trusts. After the Wannacry attack, the central bank reissued its recommendations to Russian banks, the bank said. Now, art least some of the affected users may be getting some help. Less than 300 payments worth around $83,00...

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  • Microsoft to make security fixes available for older Windows systems
Microsoft to make security fixes available for older Windows systems

Some big organizations that got hit are Renault, Telephonica, Germany railways, FedEx, Russian Central Bank etc. On Sunday, Chinese media reported that students at several universities were hit by the virus, which blocked access to their thesis papers and their dissertation presentations.

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  • How Much Damages Made By Wannacry Ransomware Attack Made Throughout The World
How Much Damages Made By Wannacry Ransomware Attack Made Throughout The World

It is a wake-up call at a time when the fight for cyber security already looked perilous. Smith added that Microsoft was once again calling for a " Digital Geneva Convention " to urge governments to report vulnerabilities to software firms, rather than storing them so they can break into computers.

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

Senior US security officials held another meeting in the White House Situation Room on Saturday, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the NSA were working to help mitigate damage and identify the perpetrators of the massive cyber attack, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations.

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  • Security experts find clues to ransomware worm's lingering risks
Security experts find clues to ransomware worm's lingering risks

A similar situation will face DCs after 2020, when Microsoft ends support for the Windows mobile operating system that runs the vast majority of mobile computers used for RF and voice applications today. "Anybody who patched their Windows system in the last two months would not have been vulnerable to this". If you do not perform these updates ,...

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  • North Korea missile program progressing faster than expected, says South
North Korea missile program progressing faster than expected, says South

She also said that North Korea is a threat not just to the United States, but to the entire world. This marks the first time Trump has publicly proposed "to make peace" with Pyongyang in reference to the North Korea issue. A U.S. State Department spokesman said the United States remains open to talks with North Korea but the country would have to...

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  • Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Valuation According To Analysts
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Valuation According To Analysts

Legacy Ptnrs has 31,887 shares for 1.2% of their portfolio. Over the past 2 quarters, the stock is up 17.60%, compared with a gain of nearly 4.57% for 3 months and about 3.20% for the past 30 days. This represents a $1.56 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.30%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, May 16th. Microsoft's payout ratio is now 73...

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  • Owlboy, one of 2016's best games, is soaring over to Nintendo Switch
Owlboy, one of 2016's best games, is soaring over to Nintendo Switch

So now you have more choices, which is always good. Last night, Nintendo of Japan dropped the video below as a preview of games that would be shown off for the Nintendo Switch during BitSummit, an indie game gathering in Japan. Below is the list of mini-games of ARMS that you can play. The reason the game now displays in 720p docked and und...

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  • Cyber worm attack propels health funding to center of British election campaign
Cyber worm attack propels health funding to center of British election campaign

The spread of the worm dubbed WannaCry - "ransomware" that locked up more than 200,000 computers in more than 150 countries - began after hours on Friday Australian time, scrambling data and demanding payments of $300 to $600 to restore access.

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