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At least 100000 groups in 150 nations hit by cyberattack

It took control of users' computers and demanded payments for them to be unlocked, but is expected to return more ferociously, according to Wainwright. However, it seems that many NHS trusts had not applied it or were using an older version of the operating system which is no longer supported - Windows XP.

UK spending money to strengthen cyber security of health system: Fallon

The hackers used a technique described in leaked files from the US National Security Agency to spread the ransomware by exploiting weaknesses in Windows XP. Alan Woodward, visiting professor of computing at the University of Surrey, said there was evidence the ransomware was spreading using a Microsoft flaw exposed in a recent leak of information from USA intelligence agencies .

Sen. Coons: Comey Probe Might Have Been 'Too Close' for Trump

In a tweet , Trump issued a threat to Comey over "leaking to the press". "Regardless of recommendation, I was going to fire Comey", he said. "If there are-you know where to send them", WikiLeaks replied with a link to its online submission form.

Edge will not be receiving updates via Windows Store confirms Microsoft

One, using Microsoft's Cortana, will synchronize applications between a Windows PC and a smartphone using Apple's iOS or Google's Android, allowing you to pick up editing a document where you left off on the other device. The equipment, to be made by Acer, will sell as a package for $399, far less than the $3,000 to $5,000 Microsoft charges for another mixed reality headset called HoloLens.

Experts vow to catch cyber criminals before second attack

The US and Russian Federation were among scores of countries affected by the virus, which also hit a Nissan plant in the UK. UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd said on Saturday that all but six NHS trusts' systems had been restored, but that "there's always more" that could be done to protect against computer viruses.

Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist apprehended from Indo-Nepal border

Naseer Ahmed, based in Pakistan since September 2003, used to take Quran classes for Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) terrorists from Jammu and Kashmir who are being trained across the border. Sadiq was involved in many violent crimes against civilians, including an attack on the STF camp. Naseer and Shafi, another native of J&K, split from Kathmandu.

Nations around the world working 'round to clock' to battle cyberattack

A top executive of private television channel Asian TV yesterday said four of their desktops were infected Friday evening. As people fretted over whether to pay the digital ransom or lose data from their computers, experts said the attackers might pocket more than $1 billion worldwide before the deadline ran out to unlock the machines.

Worldwide cyberextortion attack prompts Microsoft to shift policy, fixes free for everyone

Many British hospitals were hit by the malicious software on Friday, with some forced to cancel or delay treatment for patients, even those with serious aliments like cancer. First, there was a highly risky security hole in Microsoft Windows, which became known after hackers leaked tools that were apparently created by the U.S.

Trump says he could have new Federal Bureau of Investigation chief by end of week

Mr Comey himself made no comment, but later in the day he declined a request to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday. Trump was referring to past statements by Clapper in which the former DNI said he had not seen evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

Top Twitter exec to Trump: Let's do a global Q&A on Twitter

After Trump on Friday tweeted the idea of canceling future press briefings and handing out written responses instead, Noto responded with the idea of having questions submitted and answered via Twitter. He specifically said it is "great for us" when Trump tweets, because it allows them "to show what's happening in the world, better than anyone else".

Star Wars fans, what day is today?

Hong Kong based toy company Hot Toys has revealed its latest action figure to celebrate the official Star Wars day of May 4th. It seems likely that more Star Wars promotions will be happening today, but as far as things inside of our wheelhouse are concerned, these seem like the big ones right now.

Tender Ballad by Portugal's Salvador Sobral Wins Eurovision Song Contest

In a grim reminder of the continued conflict in the east, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko cancelled his scheduled appearance at the competition after four civilians were killed in artillery attacks that Kiev blamed on the separatist rebels.

Businesses bolster cyber defenses for new ransomware attacks

Telecommunications company Telefonica was among the targets in Spain. Ransomware encrypted data on at least 75,000 computers in 99 countries on Friday. The malicious software behind the onslaught appeared to exploit a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows that was supposedly identified by the US' National Security Agency (NSA) for its own intelligence-gathering purposes and was later leaked to the internet.

Hackers behind the global cyber attack have raised Dollars 20000

Avast said the majority of the attacks targeted Russia, Ukraine and Taiwan. The attacks are similar to those being reported around the globe in countries including the United Kingdom. The virus, called Wanna Decryptor, exploits a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows software first identified by American spies at the National Security Agency (NSA), experts have said.

Criminals will be brought to justice — NHS cyber attack

Images appeared on victims' screens demanding payment of $300 (275 euros) in Bitcoin, saying: "Ooops, your files have been encrypted!" The identity of the Shadow Brokers is not known, though many security researchers say they believe they are in Russian Federation, which is a major source of ransomware and was one of the countries hit first and hardest by WannaCry.

ArcelorMittal core profit more than doubles in first quarter

ArcelorMittal said sales and core profit were up in all of its markets, with the biggest gains in Europe. Production of crude steel inched up from 21.8 million tonnes to 23.6 million tonnes in the three months to March 31st. Fellow steelmaker Thyssenkrupp (OTCPK:TKAMY, OTCPK:TYEKF) also reported pleasing results, and boosted full-year earnings guidance. It more than doubled its quarterly profit from the $403 million in made in the fourth quarter of a year ago.

Donald Trump contradicts his own White House about James Comey firing timeline

The former FBI director was, of course, tasked with leading the agency's investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. It was just the latest example of the White House's rationale for the Comey firing falling to pieces in a very public way. In testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday morning, Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe directly contradicted several claims that Trump and his staff have made over the past few days.

Microsoft Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Makes iOS, Android Operating Systems Better

Microsoft officially announced the new Fluent Design Language codenamed Project NEON. In fact, the company had some exciting news on their next Windows 10 update , their Mixed Reality headsets and the progression of AI at the company.

Eurovision final pits Italy's gorilla against Portuguese crooner

Dancing gorillas, glittering divas, yodelling rappers and simmering political strife come together for the annual kitschfest that is Eurovision on Saturday, when the United Kingdom will discover whether Brexit means nul points . Just in case the message wasn't entirely clear, a huge rainbow shines over the stage at the end of the song. Of course, this is the perspective of an outsider.

'Fast decision' possible on new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Theoretically though, he'd be able to say more than former DNI James Clapper, who said the FBI never informed him of their investigation. He had fired Mr Comey for being a "showboat" and eroding public trust in the FBI but had praised him repeatedly during the 2016 campaign for coming forward about the investigation into then-opponent Hillary Clinton's use of a private server to send classified emails while she was Secretary of State.

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Speaks at Va. Tech Commencement

Sandberg also shared some of what she's learned as the founder of Leanin.org - specifically, how groups coming together with the same goals can build collective resilience and how nurturing what she calls "grounded hope" can lead to achieving even the most hard goals.

Conditions behind cyberattack may be hard to mimic

The ransomware was created to repeatedly contact an unregistered domain listed in its code. "In this case, when we registered it, it turned out to be a kill switch ", Salim Neino, CEO of Kryptos Logic, which employs MalwareTech as a cybersecurity researcher, told ABC News.

Hackers behind cyber-attack have raised $20000

Britain was not alone in being subject to this so-called ransomware attack in which those perpetrating it demanded a ransom of $300 (£233), payable in bitcoin, for releasing the files on each computer. Some Italian universities were hit. A cybersecurity researcher appears to have discovered a "kill switch" that can prevent the spread of the WannaCry ransomware - for now - that has caused the cyberattacks wreaking havoc globally.

Dozens of countries struck by cyberattack

FILE - This Friday Aug. 14, 2009 file photo shows a sign outside one of London's National Health Service hospitals. In a tweet, Europol Director Rob Wainwright said the cyberattack on British health care institutions "follows trend from USA of ransomware attacks on health care trusts".

Trump considering numerous candidates for Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Trump's frustrations came to a head this week with the firing of FBI Director James Comey, who was overseeing the probe into his campaign's possible ties to Russia's election meddling. "I think the process is going to go quickly". As has happened on previous occasions since Trump took office, different versions rapidly circulated of an event - in this case phone conversations between Comey and Trump and a dinner they had at the White House.

UK interior minister says health system has recovered from cyber attack

Hospitals, with their often outdated IT systems and trove of confidential patient data, are a particularly tempting target. "The IT director admitted that they were very lucky, saying, Timing absolutely was everything for us", Chinthapalli wrote.

United Kingdom works to restore NHS systems, Renault halts production after global cyberattack

Earlier on Friday, Spain's government warned that a large number of companies had been attacked by cyber criminals who infected computers with malicious software known as "ransomware" that locks up computers and demands ransoms to restore access.

Dudley Group bosses say borough hospitals escaped NHS cyber attack

Affected by the onslaught were computer networks at hospitals in Britain, Russia's interior ministry, the Spanish telecom giant Telefonica and the U.S. It appeared as if they had been deleted, he said. Security experts said the attack appeared to be caused by a self-replicating piece of software that enters companies and organizations when employees click on email attachments, then spreads quickly internally from computer to computer when employees share documents and other files.

Asus Zenfone 3 Prices Slashed Substantially

Now it is also following the same price slashing path. Commenting on the announcement, Peter Chang, Region Head, South Asia and Country Manager for Asus India said, "ZenFone 3 series has been globally awarded and appreciated for its camera capabilities, classy yet contemporary design and high-end performance".

What We Know About the Global Ransomware Attack

The ransomware, called "WannaCry", locks down all the files on an infected computer and asks the computer's administrator to pay in order to regain control of them. Data acquired by software firm Citrix under Freedom of Information laws suggested 90% of trusts were using Windows XP, then a 15-year-old system, but a spokeswoman for NHS Digital said: "It is a much smaller number".

Android Security Bulletin for May Released

One of the things that people have been complaining about regarding Android devices is the fact that the company does not release official updates forever for them. But as we all know every smartphone company is releasing its flagship models very soon back to back but google has taken some rest after the pixel and pixel xl which made google smartphone lovers sad.

United Kingdom govt doesn't know who's behind cyber attack, says minister

According to cybersecurity firm Avast , hackers exploited a known vulnerability in Microsoft Windows to lock scores of computers and demand a ransom of $300 worth of bitcoin , a digital currency that is hard to track, to restore access. "This exploit (codenamed "EternalBlue") has been made available on the internet through the Shadowbrokers dump on April 14th, 2017", Russian cybersecurity firm, Kaspersky Lab, wrote in a blog post about the attack.

Microsoft launches Android app to manage its Azure cloud computing platform

And because Cosmos DB is running on an intelligent cloud system, all of this power and flexibility can be accessed with a computer using a web browser or even a mobile smartphone on the fly. Azure Database Migration Service, now in limited preview , automates the assessment, schema conversions and data transfer of on-premises databases to Azure .

Microsoft takes its databases worldwide with Cosmos DB

BUILD Microsoft has announced Cosmos DB , an evolution of its existing DocumentDB NoSQL database service, with new support for graph and key-value database types. Amazon Web Services has used several public appearances over the last few months to tout its database technology, and Google released Cloud Spanner in beta last February.

Pinnacle Bank Takes Position in Corning Incorporated (GLW)

At the time, this indicated a possible upside of 0.11%. We note that estimates have been going up ahead of the company's fiscal Q1 earnings release. Strong first-quarter results demonstrate the company's continued positive momentum. Corning's quarterly revenue was up 16.0% compared to the same quarter previous year. On 7/17/2013 Corning Incorporated announced a quarterly dividend of $0.10 2.7% with an ex dividend date of 8/28/2013 which will be payable on 9/30/2013.