• IT experts suggest N Korea link to ransom-ware attack
IT experts suggest N Korea link to ransom-ware attack

As the world struggles to identify cybercriminals behind the global ransowmware attack that hit 150 countries, an Indian-origin security researcher working with Google has claimed that the hackers may have links to North Korea. Ryan Kalember, senior vice president at Proofpoint Inc., which helped stop its spread, said the version without a kill swi...

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  • Xiaomi Redmi 4 launched in India at starting price of Rs 6999
Xiaomi Redmi 4 launched in India at starting price of Rs 6999

There is a fingerprint scanner at the rear of the Redmi 4 smartphone. Xiaomi Redmi 4 runs on Android 6 Marshmallow based on MIUI 8, the company is offering Android 7 Nougat Preview. According to Canalys, Xiaomi is now the second biggest smartphone company in India. Connectivity options on the Redmi 4 include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS/...

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  • Chinese president talks with South Korean president by phone
Chinese president talks with South Korean president by phone

The shift in stance came one day after President Xi Jinping spoke to new South Korean President Moon Jae-in to congratulate him on his appointment. Moon, candidate for the social liberal Democratic Party of Korea, was elected as the 19th president of South Korea on May 9 with a vote share of 41.08 percent.

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  • Actor shot dead in Soweto
Actor shot dead in Soweto

Police spokesperson Captain Hitler Mgwenya said two people were shot at a pub in Pimville, but could not divulge their names before next of kin were informed. "It is with sadness that I inform you of the passing of our beloved brother, friend and colleague, Mandla Hlatshwayo ". In an interview with TimesLive on Monday, Mhlongo described how he...

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  • Bafana Bafana coach warns Eagles
Bafana Bafana coach warns Eagles

Baxter, who is on a five-year contract with the mandate to lead Bafana Bafana to next year's World Cup in Russian Federation, as well as to the 2022 tournament to be hosted by Qatar was pleased that there seems to be a better sense of teamwork in football than there was when he initially arrived.

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  • Pope says he won't try to convince Trump to soften immigration policies
Pope says he won't try to convince Trump to soften immigration policies

Trump's success in the election has been attributed in part to his promise to protect Americans' security, and in particular build a wall on the USA border with Mexico to help curb the tide of illegal immigration and shore up that option for entry by terrorists.

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  • One-millionth Porsche 911 rolls off the assembly line
One-millionth Porsche 911 rolls off the assembly line

Porsche 911, the two-door, rear-engine sportscar has been consistent seller despite a high price tag and a huge chunk of vehicles sold by Porsche are comprised of by the 911. Porsche says even the colour, "Irish Green", is a nod to the 911's early history. During the presentation of the millionth Porsche 911 is the German brand told me about anot...

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  • Trump congratulates Moon on election win, planning summit at White House soon
Trump congratulates Moon on election win, planning summit at White House soon

Suga refused to confirm whether Moon told Abe that south Korea's public has difficulty accepting a 2015 agreement and Japan's compensation over the wartime sexual abuse of South Korean "comfort women" by the Japanese military. Moon made a campaign vow to reconsider the Thaad deployment. For starters, the world is a very different place now than i...

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  • Scientists find 38 million pieces of trash on Pacific island
Scientists find 38 million pieces of trash on Pacific island

Marine scientist Jennifer Lavers who works at the University of Tasmania's Institute for Marine and Antarctic studies told Newsday's Lawrence Pollard why she is passionate about the need to get it cleaned up. Imagine the most flawless square meter of white sandy beach you can. Investigators visiting the island found up to 671 items of plastic o...

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  • Asteroid hit Armageddon bull's eye to wipe out the dinosaurs, scientists believe
Asteroid hit Armageddon bull's eye to wipe out the dinosaurs, scientists believe

With the cloud from this impact blocking out the sun, plants could no longer perform photosynthesis and the dinosaurs that relied on them - along with the dinosaurs that fed on those herbivorous dinosaurs - began to die out. The world would be completely different if the asteroid struck Earth moments earlier or later than it did. . This cause...

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  • ZeniMax Media Has Set its Sights on Samsung in New VR Lawsuit
ZeniMax Media Has Set its Sights on Samsung in New VR Lawsuit

First, there was the lawsuit against Oculus, and Facebook, then it was a trademark issue with the indie studio No Matter Studios, and now Zenimax has targeted Samsung! ZeniMax's case could be bolstered by the previous judgment against Oculus, since the Gear VR is unambiguously based on Oculus software.

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  • In Spain Several firms targeted in cyber attacks
In Spain Several firms targeted in cyber attacks

It is the first piece of self-spreading ransomware, said Adam Meyers, a research with cyber security firm CrowdStrike. A cybersecurity expert Ori Eisen of Trusona says the biggest cyberextortion attack in history is going to be dwarfed by the next big ransomware attack that could be done to crucial infrastructure, like nuclear power plants, dams or...

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  • Trusts were told about security patch last month — NHS cyberattack
Trusts were told about security patch last month — NHS cyberattack

Microsoft has criticised the United States government in the aftermath of a massive ransomware cyberattack that hit computers around the globe on Friday, after it emerged that the malware made use of a software exploited developed by the NSA (National Security Agency).

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  • Rohtak Gangrape, Murder: 2 arrested, NCW takes Suo moto case
Rohtak Gangrape, Murder: 2 arrested, NCW takes Suo moto case

The victim's father told the police that she got married in 2014. Under Indian law, a woman is not allowed to undergo abortion after 20 weeks into her pregnancy, unless doctors stated that the woman's life is in danger if the pregnancy continues.

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  • North Korea Celebrates Test Of New, Long-Range Missile
North Korea Celebrates Test Of New, Long-Range Missile

State media paraphrased Kim as saying that "the most flawless weapon systems in the world will never become the eternal exclusive property of the U.S., ... The US said Pyongyang had been "a flagrant menace for far too long" and that this "latest provocation" should "serve as a call for all nations to implement far stronger sanctions".

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  • Aust firms back to work after cyber attack
Aust firms back to work after cyber attack

The VNCERT, under the Ministry of Information and Communications, has issued warnings as well as offered protection measures to all users to guard against the ransomware and its variations, which target Microsoft Windows - an operating system that is widely used in Việt Nam, especially the outdated Windows XP.

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  • 18-year-old student from Tamil Nadu designs world's lightest satellite
18-year-old student from Tamil Nadu designs world's lightest satellite

Meet Rifath Sharook, an Indian teenager hailing from Tamil Nadu's Pallapatti, who has made India proud by creating the smallest and lightest satellite in the world for US's National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The tiny satellite would operate for 12 minutes in a micro-gravity environment of space. " We did a lot of research on di...

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  • Global ransomware attack appears to slow in US
Global ransomware attack appears to slow in US

Auto manufacturer Renault said one of its plants, which employs 3,500 people in Douai, northern France, wasn't reopening Monday as technicians dealt with the cyberattack's aftermath. Microsoft effectively confirmed analysts' diagnosis that the ransomware known as " WannaCry " was created to exploit NSA software that was leaked earlier this year b...

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  • Most Active mover Update on Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)
Most Active mover Update on Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)

The firm's revenue was up 88.1% on a year-over-year basis. The Q.i. Value ranks companies using four ratios. The target implies a 41.73% spike from where the shares are now trading. Therefore 79% are positive. Analysts give INO a mean recommendation of 2.00. Over the last 5 years, Marathon Oil Corporation has averaged a -25.30% YoY EPS growt...

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  • Noted journalist Javier Valdez killed in Mexico's Sinaloa
Noted journalist Javier Valdez killed in Mexico's Sinaloa

Javier Valdez, a correspondent covering the drug-related violence and crime beat in the state of Sinaloa for Mexico's largest daily newspaper, La Jornada , was shot dead around midday in Sinaloa's capital of Culiacan, home base for the notorious Sinaloa Cartel previously run by jailed drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

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  • Don't let Pak hang Kulbhushan Jadhav: India to ICJ
Don't let Pak hang Kulbhushan Jadhav: India to ICJ

There has been deafening silence and no response from India on Pakistan's accusations on Jadhav, Pakistan's lawyer Khawar Qureshi said. The present situation, Salve said before the court, was grave and that is why India had sought its indulgence.

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  • House Intel Dem: If Trump Recorded Talks With Comey, 'Congress Should Subpoena'
House Intel Dem: If Trump Recorded Talks With Comey, 'Congress Should Subpoena'

In his conversations with the Russian officials, Trump appeared to be boasting about his knowledge of the looming threats, telling them he was briefed on "great intel every day", an official with knowledge of the exchange said, according to the Post.

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  • New long-range missile can carry heavy nuclear warhead, North Korea says
New long-range missile can carry heavy nuclear warhead, North Korea says

Leader Kim Jong Un was said to have witnessed the test and "hugged officials in the field of rocket research, saying that they worked hard to achieve a great thing", according to KCNA. During a 2016 test, the Musudan reached a height of 1,410 kilometers (880 miles). North Korea says the missile can carry a heavy nuclear warhead. Schilling, the ...

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  • Ransomware attack should be wake-up call for govts
Ransomware attack should be wake-up call for govts

Senior spokesman for Europol, Jan Op Gen Oorth, told Agence France-Presse: "The number of victims appears not to have gone up and so far the situation seems stable in Europe, which is a success". The enterprise-security division of Qihoo 360, one of the country's leading suppliers of anti-virus software, said 29,372 institutions ranging from govern...

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  • Poonam, Deepti in record stand
Poonam, Deepti in record stand

The pair scored 320 runs for the first wicket against Ireland during the ongoing Quadrangular Series on Monday. Brief scores: India: 358/2 (Deepti Sharma 188, Poonam Rout 109; Rachel Delaney 1/44). The previous best was between England's Sarah Taylor and Caroline Atkins, who stitched together 268 runs for the opening wicket against South Africa i...

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  • All Internet Users Warned To Be Vigilant After Global Cyber Attack
All Internet Users Warned To Be Vigilant After Global Cyber Attack

About 200,000 victims in 150 countries or more have so far been affected by the cyberattack which occurred over the weekend. The same virus may have infiltrated systems in NI, but not yet been activated, said the PSNI. The widespread lockdown of the HSE's email system prevented the service's main computer network from being infected with the glob...

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  • White House: Cyberattack has not affected US government
White House: Cyberattack has not affected US government

Bossert said he spoke to his counterpart in Great Britain and learned that "they have a feeling of control over this ransomware event". Saturday morning at 9 a.m., after it had become clear the world was dealing with a unique digital ambush of unprecedented scale, Bossert also chaired a meeting of the NSC principals committee, which is composed o...

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  • WannaCry Ransomware: Microsoft Calls Out NSA For 'Stockpiling' Vulnerabilities
WannaCry Ransomware: Microsoft Calls Out NSA For 'Stockpiling' Vulnerabilities

Experts had warned that the ATMs using outdated technologies are particularly vulnerable to malicious cyber attacks in India, following the demonetisation of high value currency notes which saw long queues outside ATMs. The so-called ransomware attack appears to exploit a weakness that was purportedly identified by the U.S. National Security Agency...

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  • Election in Germany's most populous state could boost Merkel
Election in Germany's most populous state could boost Merkel

The Social Democrats conceded defeat in yesterday's vote in North Rhine-Westphalia. That could boost the FDP's hopes of forming a coalition with Merkel at national level after September's election, as they did during her second term from 2009 to 2013.

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  • Venezuelans clog roads in new anti-government protests
Venezuelans clog roads in new anti-government protests

The protest organized by the country's opposition coalition was billed as the "March of the Grandparents" and comes on the heels of six weeks of demonstrations against the embattled government of President Nicolas Maduro. "Each tear gas canister costs more than the minimum (monthly) salary, the government spends more on tear gas than providing fo...

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  • Your next Volvo or Audi may have an Android infotainment system
Your next Volvo or Audi may have an Android infotainment system

You're probably somewhat familiar with Android Auto, which allows Android users to more easily access vital phone functions while behind the wheel. Volvo's new cars will launch with Android within two years, the company said. Audi's MMI infotainment system has been kicking around for years, but Volvo's Sensus Connect system is relatively new.

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  • Sensex and Nifty close at record highs after retail inflation dips
Sensex and Nifty close at record highs after retail inflation dips

However, the factory output growth slowed to 2.7 per cent in March on the back of poor manufacturing performance in the new Index of Industrial Production (IIP) with revised base year of 2011-12. "Eyes are next on the June RBI review". The mid-cap company has equity capital of Rs 79.89 crore. India's consumer price inflation stood at 2.99% in...

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  • Gender neutral uniforms 'will make pupils happier'
Gender neutral uniforms 'will make pupils happier'

Highgate school is one of many in London that is "struggling to deal with growing numbers of children questioning their identity as boys or girls", according to The Times . Pettitt said roughly half a dozen pupils have requested this and one boy has been allowed to wear dresses. More than 2,000 under-18s were referred to the Gender Identity Clin...

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  • SpaceX set to launch Inmarsat-5 F4 satellite Monday night
SpaceX set to launch Inmarsat-5 F4 satellite Monday night

The Inmarsat-5 satellite, weighing in at almost 13,500 pounds (6,123.4 kgs), atop the rocket, will blast off from SpaceX's seaside Launch Complex 39A on NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 7:21 p.m. The company is scheduled to launch its sixth mission on Monday, 15 May at 7:20 PM ET. The first three Global Xpress satellites, which launched ...

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  • Google Changes Policy for Dealing with Ad Violations
Google Changes Policy for Dealing with Ad Violations

Google said this would mean it being "more surgical" in ensuring that adverts do not appear next to pornography, violent images or illegal drug sales. Instead of removing ads from a publisher's entire site, ads can be turned off at the page level. Many YouTube creators have seen their ad revenue drop dramatically since Google made changes to how ...

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