• WannaCry: The global ransomware attack explained
WannaCry: The global ransomware attack explained

Many people in fact believe someone at NSA must have tipped Microsoft that the files had been stolen, which is how it knew it needed to push out that particular patch, said Ryan Kalember of Proofpoint, a Sunnyvale, Calif. Europol said Monday that "very few" people have paid the ransom, and security company Bitdefender said the attack has raised jus...

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  • 'Super Mario Odyssey' to take center stage at E3 2017
'Super Mario Odyssey' to take center stage at E3 2017

The gaming console company is gearing up to showcase Super Mario Odyssey, as Nintendo is launching the game at E3, 2017 to the attendees as a playable title from their tent, reported The Star. The title of the new Nintendo 3DS game, which already had an icon on the eShop, hints that it will not be a simple port though. While you can check out our c...

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  • Cyber attack shuts down Aussie businesses
Cyber attack shuts down Aussie businesses

They were among many victims of an indiscriminate global attack that has struck hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide by exploiting known vulnerabilities in older Microsoft computer operating systems. The 5,500-strong Renault factory in Douai, northern France, one of the most important auto plants in the country, will not open on Monday du...

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  • Man thanks iPhone's Siri for saving his life in explosion
Man thanks iPhone's Siri for saving his life in explosion

When he arrived at the home, Beaucher noticed that some copper pipes were missing and he suspected that somebody had stolen them. Beaucher was hospitalized with second-degree burns on his hands, face and neck, Dwyer said. Beaucher is still undergoing treatment in MA for his injuries, but says he hopes to return to his job as a cook at the New Lon...

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  • Beware of Bogus, Malware-Ridden DocuSign Emails
Beware of Bogus, Malware-Ridden DocuSign Emails

Today the company revealed the mass phishing campaign had been enabled by a breach of one of its "non-core" systems that contained customer data for the objective of sending out service announcements via email. The company said the customers' documents also remained secure. The hackers have been targeting DocuSign users with malicious emails th...

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  • A Surprise Major Pokemon Go Event Announced
A Surprise Major Pokemon Go Event Announced

Collectively Pokemon Go players have walked 15.8 billion kilometres, that's a huge amount of egg hatches and buddy sweets collected. Niantic has today announced another event for us Pokemon Go players who are still striving to be the very best that no one ever was.

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  • Microsoft blames United States stockpiled vulnerability for ransomware attack
Microsoft blames United States stockpiled vulnerability for ransomware attack

Worldwide investigators are hunting for those behind an unprecedented cyber-attack that affected systems in dozens of countries, including at banks, hospitals and government agencies, as security experts sought to contain the fallout. Referring to the attack as a "wake-up call", Microsoft's President and Chief Legal Officer, Brad Smith wrote in a...

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  • John Oliver Wants To Save Net Neutrality. Can He?
John Oliver Wants To Save Net Neutrality. Can He?

Reuters reported that at the time, the FCC was flooded with over four million comments , a majority of which were in favour of net neutrality rules . "America needs you to rise - or more accurately, remain seated in front of your computer screen - to this occasion", Oliver concluded Sunday's show.

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  • One Belt and One Road initiative is good for Africa - Amb. Kayonga
One Belt and One Road initiative is good for Africa - Amb. Kayonga

The Belt and Road forum opened in Beijing on Sunday. President Donald Trump's administration dispatched top Asia policy maker Matthew Pottinger to attend the summit. It ranked 84th globally - behind Saudi Arabia and Ukraine - in the World Bank's ease of doing business index for 2016, and second to last in an OECD report on the restrictiveness tow...

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  • Almost 1 million tune in to watch Derek Jeter's speech
Almost 1 million tune in to watch Derek Jeter's speech

Alex Bregman went a month-and-a-half without a home run. "So I'm excited, but at the same time I'm nervous". Mazara hit a tiebreaking RBI single with two outs in the seventh right after Elvis Andrus' RBI double, both off reliever Ryan Madson (0-3).

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  • Friday cyberattack hit 200000 victims in over 150 countries
Friday cyberattack hit 200000 victims in over 150 countries

Some hospitals and Global Positioning System can not access patient data, after their computers were locked by a malicious program demanding a payment worth £230. Indian financial institutions are buckling under pressure as WannaCry encrypts the files on infected Windows system and spreads by exploiting vulnerabilities.

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  • Cyber firms say looking at possible North Korea tie to ransomware attack
Cyber firms say looking at possible North Korea tie to ransomware attack

It cited the Threat Intelligence Center of Qihoo 360, a Chinese internet security services company. Universities and other educational institutions appeared to be the hardest hit in China. New variants of the rapidly replicating worm were discovered Sunday. Kaspersky Lab has authored reports here and here that further document the group, includin...

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  • Traders Alert: Netflix, Inc. (NFLX)
Traders Alert: Netflix, Inc. (NFLX)

The company has a market capitalization of $69.31 billion, a PE ratio of 208.03 and a beta of 1.27. Shares are trading 9.71% above their 50-day moving average, and 29.35% below their 200-day moving average. Finally, Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. boosted its stake in shares of Netflix by 54.0% in the fourth quarter. SRS Capit...

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  • Ransomware Cyber attack threat escalating: Europol
Ransomware Cyber attack threat escalating: Europol

After taking computers over, it displayed messages demanding a payment of $300 in virtual currency Bitcoin to unlock files and return them to the user. Targets both large and small have been hit. "We've seen that the slowdown of the infection rate over Friday night, after a temporary fix around it, has now been overcome by a second variation the cr...

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  • Microsoft unveils update to Windows, with brand new design and features
Microsoft unveils update to Windows, with brand new design and features

A number of particularly handy new features coming to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update were highlighted yesterday. Whichever camp you're in, here's a quick take on the top new features that will show up in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update .

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  • The Trailer for Netflix's GLOW Is Pure '80s Perfection
The Trailer for Netflix's GLOW Is Pure '80s Perfection

I conjecture this thanks to the GLOW trailer's prominent display of it's diverse cast; women of all races and body types present and accounted for. GLOW is available to stream on Netflix from 23rd June. Here's what you need to know about your next favourite show, GLOW! And at the wheel is Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron ), a washed-up, B-movie direc...

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  • OnePlus 5 specs revealed in AnTuTu benchmarks
OnePlus 5 specs revealed in AnTuTu benchmarks

If you take a look at the gallery down below, you'll be able to see two matte black leaked OnePlus 5 images, and a single silver OnePlus 5 design. The inclusion of dual cameras both front and back will help it, on paper at least, to more than hold its own against the likes of Samsung, LG and even Apple.

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  • Worldwide ransomware cyberattacks: What we know
Worldwide ransomware cyberattacks: What we know

Thousands more infections were reported Monday, largely in Asia, which had been closed for business when the malware first struck Friday. Concerns were raised more NHS services could be affected on Monday, but Kent's hospital trusts confirmed they had not been targeted in the scam, thought to have accessed computers via email.

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  • Follow CERT-In instructions on WannaCry attack: RBI to banks
Follow CERT-In instructions on WannaCry attack: RBI to banks

Microsoft distributed a patch two months ago that could have forestalled much of the attack, but in many organizations it was likely lost among the blizzard of updates and patches that large corporations and governments strain to manage. "This attack is a powerful reminder that information technology basics like keeping computers current and patche...

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  • Four candidates for Federal Bureau of Investigation director job to be interviewed after Comey firing
Four candidates for Federal Bureau of Investigation director job to be interviewed after Comey firing

Trump had recorded the conversations, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said: "I've talked to the president". At another point in the NBC interview, Mr. All I want is for Comey to be honest. Comey was overseeing two important investigations that shaped Republican Trump's past year victory against his Democratic rival Hillary Cl...

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  • Attack sparks debate on when spy agencies should disclose cyber holes
Attack sparks debate on when spy agencies should disclose cyber holes

Instead it has asked anyone affected by the attack to report such instances to CERT-In and law enforcement agencies. In response, Microsoft released a critical security update on Friday for users operating outdated Windows' systems, such as Windows XP, Server 2003 and Windows 8.

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  • Old Windows PCs can stop WannaCry ransomware with new Microsoft patch
Old Windows PCs can stop WannaCry ransomware with new Microsoft patch

WannaCry has infected hundreds of thousands of computers around the world in 150 countries. However, it is believed the amount will increase as victims rush to pay ransoms of £230 ($300) or more ahead of deadlines to restore access. Fortunately, Windows 10 computers are immune to WannaCry/WannaCrypt attacks. Bad guys generally target Windows fa...

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  • Cyberattack is 'wake-up call' for governments
Cyberattack is 'wake-up call' for governments

That way if your machine gets infected and your photos and documents are encrypted, you don't need to worry about losing them. WannaCry is a type of trojan virus called ransomware . Microsoft said it had taken the "highly unusual step" of releasing a patch for computers running older operating systems including Windows XP, Windows 8 and Window...

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  • No second spike in cyber attacks is 'encouraging': British minister
No second spike in cyber attacks is 'encouraging': British minister

A fast-moving ransomware variant has infected tens of thousands of computers in at least 112 countries. It encrypts data on infected computers and demands payment before the information is unencrypted. The identity of whoever deployed the software remains unknown. Also enjoying strong protection from liability over the cyber attack is the US Nati...

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  • 'WannaCry' ransomware attack: What we know
'WannaCry' ransomware attack: What we know

But there was no fix initially for Windows XP, an operating system which many customers continue to use notwithstanding its end-of-life status. Presently, the software giant has roughly 3,500 security engineers, by Smith count. Drawing a comparison with the worldwide rules that apply to conventional weapons, Smith is urging governments to act mor...

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  • Ransomware affects 150 countries, businesses cautioned for future cyber attacks
Ransomware affects 150 countries, businesses cautioned for future cyber attacks

But he said the country was safe from the major impacts of the attack, which was believed to be the same thing as the one that reached thousands of computer systems in the United Kingdom in an extortion plot. "If there is a lesson from that", Singer said, it's that "you want to enable security research and information exchange". "It's like after a ...

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  • Nokia 3310 launched at Rs 3310, to be available from May 18
Nokia 3310 launched at Rs 3310, to be available from May 18

Be it nostalgia or pure demand for a good feature phone, Nokia 3310 is clearly the one to strike everyone's mind. The 3310 will have a battery standby for up to a month which will be a 1200mAh battery that offers 22 hours of talk time.

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  • Take a look at this gorgeous Overwatch art book, out in October
Take a look at this gorgeous Overwatch art book, out in October

It seems the main difference between the standard and limited editions will be a fancy outer box, as well as some additional prints. Containing over 140 pages, the Overwatch Anthology, Volume 1 will retail for $19.99 on October 10, 2017.

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  • Yankees retire Derek Jeter's number 2 jersey
Yankees retire Derek Jeter's number 2 jersey

NY appropriately played two on Derek Jeter Night , a doubleheader against Houston caused by a rainout Saturday, and the festivities took place between an 11-6 win and a 10-7 defeat. Hopefully it stays out of the way so that the Yankees can honor Jeter without a downpour. A recording played of PA announcer Bob Sheppard introducing Jeter, who then t...

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  • How to avoid the ransomware attack
How to avoid the ransomware attack

Once it infects one computer within a network, it can spread to all the computers in that network "within seconds", said Israel Levy, the CEO of the cybersecurity firm Bufferzone. President Vladimir Putin denied Russian Federation, which has been accused of cyber meddling in several countries around the world in recent years, had anything to do wit...

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  • Apple iOS 10.3.2 Now Available for Download: Here's What's New
Apple iOS 10.3.2 Now Available for Download: Here's What's New

Apple TV, meanwhile, has been sent tvOS 10.2.1 to patch 23 flaws, including 12 holes in the WebKit engine that allow cross-site scripting and remote code execution attacks. The watch needs to be connected to a charger, in range of the iPhone, and charged to more than 50 percent. Among the fixes is one involving audio, where audio previously migh...

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  • HTC U 11 Sales May Begin On May 19th
HTC U 11 Sales May Begin On May 19th

Do you like the HTC U11 and its "edge sense" features? The app cannot be downloaded neither does it have any description but the screenshots give you a pretty good idea as to what HTC plans to demonstrate. Also rumored to be included is a 12-megapixel UltraPixel 3 rear camera and a 16-megapixel front-facing camera. There'll be 64GB of storage, ex...

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  • Global Hack Attack Hits Thousands Of Computers
Global Hack Attack Hits Thousands Of Computers

While The New York Times reported that experts initially estimated that the cybercriminals could collect more than $1 billion, so far the number of targets to pay up is remarkably low, Wainwright says. But the researcher's actions may have saved companies and governments millions of dollars and slowed the outbreak before computers in North Americ...

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  • Toyota backs adorably tiny flying auto that could light the Olympic flame
Toyota backs adorably tiny flying auto that could light the Olympic flame

The Japanese carmaker announced Sunday it will to back Cartivator , a flying-car project started voluntarily by 30 of its employees. Cartivator plans on working on various aspects of the flying auto, till 2018 arrives. Dubbed Skydrive , the dimensions will be 9.5 feet by 4.3 feet, making it the world's smallest flying vehicle in the process...

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  • Friday's massive ransomware cyberattack will probably get worse, experts warn
Friday's massive ransomware cyberattack will probably get worse, experts warn

Hackers have issued new versions of the virus that cyber security organizations are actively trying to counter and stamp out. "I'm anxious about how the numbers will continue to grow when people go to work and turn on their machines on Monday morning".

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