• Global 'WannaCry' ransomware cyberattack seeks cash for data
Global 'WannaCry' ransomware cyberattack seeks cash for data

It said the attacks were carried out with a version of WannaCry ransomware that encrypted files and prompted a demand for money transfers to free up the system. With ransomware attacks on the rise and now crescendoing with this most recent attack, we can only hope that IT departments will soon get the resources they need to keep their systems and...

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  • It's a trap! Cup champion Penguins wary of stingy Senators
It's a trap! Cup champion Penguins wary of stingy Senators

Ottawa Senators' Dion Phaneuf (2) checks Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) in the crease during the first period of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Saturday, May 13, 2017, in Pittsburgh .

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  • Halo 6 Won't Be at E3 2017
Halo 6 Won't Be at E3 2017

This week, though, a blog post on the Halo Waypoint portal noted that Ayoub was leaving the studio to go and work on another important area of Microsoft: mixed reality. We'll likely be getting the price and release date of the new console, as well as seeing plenty of games running on the new hardware. On a personal note, I had the pleasure of i...

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  • United States says it supports China's infrastructure connectivity plan
United States says it supports China's infrastructure connectivity plan

President Xi Jinping laid the framework for Chinese-style globalization and his ambition to lead it in a speech inaugurating his cornerstone diplomatic initiative for a new Silk Road . But within 48 hours, he was snubbed by Beijing which asked the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi to remove the sentence pertaining to the suggestion on renaming the CP...

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  • Mother killed, daughter injured by vehicle on Long Island
Mother killed, daughter injured by vehicle on Long Island

Aluska was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Jenna Aluska and the driver taken to the same hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Patricia Riccuiti, who lives next door to Riolo, said her neighbor is a "very nice woman" who lives with her husband and grandson. When motorist Ann Riolo hit the accelerator to go...

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  • Salvador Sobral Of Portugal Wins Eurovision Song Contest
Salvador Sobral Of Portugal Wins Eurovision Song Contest

Eurovision always seems to come around so quickly, and last night the Eurovision Song Contest was as wacky as ever. The full results for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest are below. "Yes, we have bad relations but they shouldn't do it to us". Ukraine was hosting Eurovision amid a continuing armed conflict with pro-Russian separatists in t...

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  • Next global cyber-attack likely on Monday
Next global cyber-attack likely on Monday

Meanwhile, the Group of Seven (G7) nations, which were holding a two-day meeting (May 12-13) of Finance Ministers and central bankers in Italy, released a draft statement committing to join forces to fight the rising threat of cyber attacks.

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  • Apple could be releasing a new iPad next month
Apple could be releasing a new iPad next month

According to Ming-Chi Kuo (via MacRumors ), is is highly likely the Cupertino technology giant will announce the new iPad Pro this year given the timing of ramp up in production at the end of this quarter. As of now, no information has come up that reveals the launch timeline of this new variant of the iPad Pro. According to Ming- Chi Kuo , we wi...

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  • Nintendo Is Bringing Legend of Zelda To Smartphones
Nintendo Is Bringing Legend of Zelda To Smartphones

Nintendo's library of smartphone games might be getting The Legend of Zelda treatment. For years and years, Nintendo said it would not bring its franchises to mobile devices. Better question yet, how will Nintendo charge for it? A new mobile Pokemon Trading Card game was also mentioned in the Wall Street Journal article, with no further det...

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  • Russian, South Korean presidents hold telephone conversation
Russian, South Korean presidents hold telephone conversation

Technically, they remain at war. There's widespread opposition in South Korea to the THAAD deployment and loud protests from China, which also sees the system as a security threat. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told the United Nations the USA wants to bring North Korea to "its senses, not to its knees", according to the Newsweek report.

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  • Microsoft Releases New Android App For Azure Customers
Microsoft Releases New Android App For Azure Customers

By contrast, NoSQL (a.k.a. not only SQL) databases handle messy, unstructured data-the sort generated by sensors or other devices in the field. Azure Cosmos DB has automatic data indexing by default, and it supports database app building with table, graph, MongoDB , and DocumentDB APIs in SQL, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, REST, Gremlin , Jav...

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  • Conditions behind cyberattack may be hard to mimic
Conditions behind cyberattack may be hard to mimic

WannaCry hit hospitals in the United Kingdom in particular, with reported closures of entire wards, patients being turned away, and National Health Service staff being told to go home. "Given the potential impact to customers and their businesses, we made the decision to make the Security Update for platforms in custom support only, broadly avail...

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  • Pina powers the Brewers back to sweep the Mets
Pina powers the Brewers back to sweep the Mets

Pina spoke to his mother in Venezuela by phone after the game. "I don't think it went there, I think it was a slider right out over the middle of the plate". deGrom was the last Mets starter to pitch into the seventh inning and the Mets would happily welcome him going deep into Sunday afternoon's game.

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  • Marcos Alonso: Chelsea star surprised me with title win - Niall Quinn
Marcos Alonso: Chelsea star surprised me with title win - Niall Quinn

He said: "Everton had reached their objective, and look how they played against us". There's no point bringing in players who aren't better than the ones they have got, so you have to be talking top-class, but you can't win the Champions League without the type of player who can make a difference.

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  • Tender ballad by Portugal's Sobral wins Eurovision
Tender ballad by Portugal's Sobral wins Eurovision

He moved to his native Bulgaria to take part in the country's version of X Factor, finishing second in the competition in 2016. Sobral sang his Amar Pelos Dois (Love For Both) in a high, clear tenor accompanied by quiet strings and a piano.

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  • Man Sets Himself On Fire While Recording on Facebook Live, Later Dies
Man Sets Himself On Fire While Recording on Facebook Live, Later Dies

He was reportedly rushed to a local hospital in critical condition for severe burns and later died from his injuries. The video shows Jared McLemore dousing himself with kerosene. He was ordered to undergo mental evaluations and was sentenced to probation in April 2017 on domestic assault charges. Moore told FOX13 that McLemore set himself on f...

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  • Moto X 2017 - Latest Motorola Smartphone
Moto X 2017 - Latest Motorola Smartphone

We've been hearing quite a bit about upcoming Motorola devices: just yesterday we talked about the existence of a Moto X4 , which signaled a return to the flagship that preceded the Moto Z line of previous year. Given the fact that the video leaked from a Lenovo conference room, it's safe to assume that the company is nearly ready to launch the Mo...

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  • Massive ransomware attack hits 74 countries
Massive ransomware attack hits 74 countries

All told, several cybersecurity firms said they had identified the malicious software in upward of 60 countries, including the United States, though its effects in the USA did not appear to be widespread, at least in the initial hours. "Like many other companies, FedEx is experiencing interference with some of our Windows-based systems caused by ...

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  • Trump to move quickly to replace Federal Bureau of Investigation director
Trump to move quickly to replace Federal Bureau of Investigation director

The six known candidates are among dozens of people that Trump is considering. They can make recommendations, but the president will ultimately make the hiring decision. The first candidate has already been interviewed. On Saturday, officials planned to interview McCabe, Republican Sen. Among those expected to be interviewed on Saturday were Mi...

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  • Unprecedented global 'ransomware' attack seeks cash for data
Unprecedented global 'ransomware' attack seeks cash for data

Technical experts have warned that slightly varied versions of this ransomware attack could be witnessed in near future. "I did not expect an attack on this scale". Ransomware is a type of malicious software that takes over a computer and locks the user out, preventing them from accessing any files until they pay money.

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  • Trump Says New FBI Director Could Be Named Next Week
Trump Says New FBI Director Could Be Named Next Week

In a report that added to critics' charges that Trump has overstepped the norms of his office, the New York Times reported that the president asked Comey in January to pledge loyalty to him, a request that would undermine the standing of the Federal Bureau of Investigation chief as an independent law enforcer.

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  • Kill switch for ransomware cyberattack discovered; researcher warns crisis not over
Kill switch for ransomware cyberattack discovered; researcher warns crisis not over

What's different about this case is the scale of the attack. The vulnerability was one of many revealed in April by the hacking group Shadow Brokers, which claimed to have stolen the exploits from the U.S. "For so many organisations in the same day to be hit, this is unprecedented", he said. But the NHS said Saturday it does not have any eviden...

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  • 5 key questions about the NHS cyber hack answered
5 key questions about the NHS cyber hack answered

Hackers exploited the software to infect computers with ransomware that's called "Wanna Cry". "This is not targeted at the NHS", British Prime Minister Theresa May told reporters. Meanwhile, the malware was able to spread widely through university, business and government networks. Portugal Telecom and Telefonica Argentina both said they were als...

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  • Microsoft Build 2017 Day 2 highlights
Microsoft Build 2017 Day 2 highlights

Windows 10 Creators Update now powers over 500 million Windows 10 devices around the world. The app works across all Windows devices as well as iOS and Android, and can automatically pull together clips based on time and location, with users then able to edit them, add effects and even choose people in the photos or videos they want to focus th...

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  • Carmaker Nissan says United Kingdom plant hit by cyber attack
Carmaker Nissan says United Kingdom plant hit by cyber attack

European Union's law enforcement agency Europol described the attack as unprecedented in terms of its scale. The ransomware, called "WannaCry", locks down all the files on an infected computer and demands the administrator pay to regain control of them.

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  • Dozens of Countries Hit by Huge Cyberextortion Attack
Dozens of Countries Hit by Huge Cyberextortion Attack

ANSSI issued a warning message Friday night suggesting upgrades to security systems and measures to protect servers. A cyberattack that is forcing computer owners to pay hundreds of dollars in ransom to unlock their files has hit nearly every corner of the world.

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  • At least 74 countries affected in 'biggest ever' cyber attack
At least 74 countries affected in 'biggest ever' cyber attack

The ransomware was created to repeatedly contact an unregistered domain in its code. "Thus by registering it we inadvertently stopped any subsequent infections", he told CNNTech. Fortune reported Thursday that the price of bitcoin was at an all-time high. Mikko Hypponen, its chief research officer, calls it "the biggest ransomware outbreak in his...

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  • At least 74 countries affected in 'biggest ever' cyberattack
At least 74 countries affected in 'biggest ever' cyberattack

WannaCry exploits a vulnerability on older Microsoft systems that was first discovered by the National Security Agency. In the USA, for instance, the federal government relies on legacy systems, spending $60 billion each year to maintain old technology, while spending just $20 billion on modernization.

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  • Carmaker Nissan says UK plant hit by cyber attack
Carmaker Nissan says UK plant hit by cyber attack

The attack infected computers with what is known as "ransomware", software that locks up the user's data and flashes a message demanding payment to release it. A statement from Cheshire and Wirral Partnership said: "CWP are now experiencing significant IT disruptions as reported nationally". Hospitals in areas across Britain found themselves with...

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  • Microsoft shows 'versatile' Windows update
Microsoft shows 'versatile' Windows update

This year's Build conference heavily focused on artificial intelligence, machine learning and mixed reality. There's been a lot of things announced at the event this week, so here's a list of the top 5 things - for consumers. If the previous two updates are anthying to go by, the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is also likely to include other...

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  • United Kingdom working to restore hospital systems after cyberattack
United Kingdom working to restore hospital systems after cyberattack

If you don't have an antivirus installed and are a Windows user, turn on the in-built antivirus, Windows Defender. In a blog post, the US tech giant recalled that it had published an update in March to address the weakness exploited in Friday's attacks, a security flaw exposed in documents leaked from the US National Security Agency.

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  • Microsoft unveils a big Windows update and virtual reality hand controllers
Microsoft unveils a big Windows update and virtual reality hand controllers

The new Windows update, which Microsoft said will be available later this year, will more deeply embed Microsoft's web-based file storage OneDrive into the OS. Let's start with the Clipboard feature, which is a cloud-based feature that enables copy and pasting between Windows 10, iOS and Android devices.

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  • Arizona Sunshine Heading to PlayStation VR This June
Arizona Sunshine Heading to PlayStation VR This June

PSVR users will be able to make use of the new PS VR Aim controller to enhance their experience, whilst those without will have to make do with just a standard DualShock 4 or a couple of PlayStation Move controllers. Head on over to the game's website if you'd like to find out more about it. Arizona Sunshine features a full single player ca...

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  • Star Wars Day 2017: 'May the Fourth Be With You' Memes
Star Wars Day 2017: 'May the Fourth Be With You' Memes

Some of the franchise fans were even hoping to hear a special message from Queen Elizabeth II. Like many Star Wars characters, "May the Fourth" comes with an interesting origin story. " Star Wars' " future, by contrast, is being meticulously planned. Check out these Star Wars themed recipes . It was a play on words for the infamous line, " May...

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  • PM May says British hospitals not deliberately targeted in cyber attack
PM May says British hospitals not deliberately targeted in cyber attack

Politico said at least two London hospitals were forced to stop admitting new patients with serious medical conditions due to the attacks. Patients are asked for understanding whilst the issue is resolved. Past year the Government established the NCSC to spearhead the country's defences. Chancellor Philip Hammond disclosed in February that t...

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