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Extra staff brought in to help Cumbria's hospitals cope — NHS cyber-attack

Although only 22, he is known in the close-knit world of cybersecurity as someone who's good at "taking down big ugly things that are spreading fast", in the words of Ryan Kalember, vice president for cybersecurity at Proofpoint, a Sunnyvale, Calif.

Australian Government Calls Sportsbet's New Ad 'Utterly Inappropriate'

TV ad for a gambling company that features disgraced sprinter Ben Johnson making light of doping has sparked outrage in Australia, with politicians and sports officials demanding it be pulled from the air. Here's the ad in full. Independent Minister Nick Xenophon is one of the most vocal oppositions to sports betting, and was very outspoken on Sportsbet's new campaign.

Global cyberattack may create more havoc on Monday, officials say

The U.K. government's cyber office put it succinctly: "T$3 he way these attacks work means that compromises of machines and networks that have already occurred may not yet have been detected, and that existing infections from the malware can spread within networks".

Toyota joins the race to launch a flying car

Toyota said 15 of its group companies will invest $375,000 over the next three years in the project , which has relied on online crowdfunding and other financing. According to the developers, the size of 2.9 to 1.3 meters, their device will be the smallest flying machine. Drone technology is being used to power the three-wheeled prototypes, which measure just nine-and-a-half feet by four feet, and have a projected top speed of 62mph.

Another Global Cyber Attack likely to hail on Monday after Ransomware

Dozens of countries were hit with a huge cyberextortion. The worldwide effort to extort cash from computer users is the first widely successful example of ransomware that self-replicates like a virus, and it prompted Microsoft to quickly change its policy, announcing free security patches to fix this vulnerability in the older Windows systems still used by millions of individuals and smaller businesses.

Samsung May Soon Launch Galaxy J7 Max In India

According to Dutch website Telefoon , the Exynos 8995 powered Galaxy S8 has put up fantastic, pretty uncharacteristic scores on Geekbench, even beating the benchmark of its Qualcomm counterpart. That means the Samsung Galaxy S8 tops the list for the 7th week in a row, while the Galaxy J7 Prime and Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 complete the rostrum. For now, the spotlight goes to Samsung Galaxy S8 powered by Exynos 8995.

North Korea says missile can carry nuclear warhead

It was not clear what type of ballistic missile was sacked. The North's launch took place as its biggest supporter, China, was hosting delegations from around the world at its One Belt, One Road forum in Beijing. Sunday's launch was of a "new ground-to-ground medium long-range strategic ballistic rocket" named the Hwasong-12, the official Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) said.

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

A researcher in Britain and an engineer in the USA stopped the attack from spreading further. The whole containment process happened quite by accident, security experts said. "The problem is the larger organizations are still running on old, no longer supported operating systems", said Lawrence Abrams, a New York-based blogger who runs BleepingComputer.com.

Flipkart Big 10 sale offers: Checkout hot deals on latest gadgets

Besides that, there are some more discounts on popular budget smartphones like the Lenovo K5 Note with 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM variant is available at the sale for Rs 11,499, with up to Rs 10,500 off on exchange. Apple Watch: Another wonderful deal for all the smartwatch lovers out there. Other models of the Google Pixel are also on offer on discounts of 19-22%.

Cyberattack hits two lakh in 150 nations, number may rise

New versions of the worm are expected, they said, and the extent of the damage from Friday's attack remains unclear. His concerns were echoed by James Clapper, former director of national intelligence under President Barack Obama. U.S. software firm Symantec said that part-way through Saturday, transactions totalling $28,600 had taken place through the five Bitcoin addresses used by the ransomware.

Trbojevic ruled out for the majority of Origin

But it ended in tears for the Sea Eagles - and possibly the Blues . The Broncos also called Manly to apologise. The sight of a shattered Tom Trbojevic being helped from the field has further soured Manly's 24-14 NRL loss to a fast-finishing Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium.

Maxim Group Reiterates Hold Rating for Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD)

BWLD has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a "hold" rating and issued a $185.00 target price on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in a research report on Friday, March 24th. During the same period a year ago, the business posted $1.73 earnings per share. Buffalo Wild Wings's quarterly revenue was up 5.2% compared to the same quarter previous year.

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It demands payment in three days or the price is doubled, and if none is received in seven days, the files will be deleted, according to the screen message. Kaspersky Lab confirmed that the company's protection subsystems detected at least 45,000 infection attempts in 74 countries, mostly in Russian Federation.

Nintendo developing 'The Legend of Zelda' game for smartphones

Sources say that the Zelda smartphone game will happen after Animal Crossing game is released in 2H 2017, but the timing could change at any point. Considering that Zelda is one of Nintendo's biggest and best-known franchises, it's no surprise that the company would leverage the series as part of its mobile game endeavors.

Mobile Offering LG G6 On BOGO Offer

A source to Android Police has sent along an internal bulletin notifying employees that the deal has been "pulled and can not be honored" and that customers should be diverted to LG for support. We contacted customer support for LG and were told (in a rather prepared manner) that customers would have to interface with the carrier for questions.

Street Fighter II, Halo

New four games have added into the video games hall frame which is at " Strong National Museum of play ", NY. What this means, however, is that other nominees didn't make the cut, those being Final Fantasy VII , Solitaire on Microsoft Windows, Mortal Kombat , Portal , Myst , Resident Evil , Wii Sports , and Tomb Raider .

Interviews well underway for new Federal Bureau of Investigation director to replace Comey

I will "absolutely" subpoena tapes between Comey and Trump if they exist GOP chairman: Trump's Comey tweet "inappropriate" GOP senator: Special prosecutor "on the table" MORE (R-N.C.), said that while another committee may need to subpoena the tapes, it is essential to make sure they don't "mysteriously disappear".

Chinese president pledges $124 bln for new Silk Road

The plan is Chinese President Xi Jinping's signature foreign and economic policy espousing billions of dollars of infrastructure investment linking Asia, Europe, Africa and beyond. But they also have expressed concern Beijing might undermine human rights and worldwide standards for lending or leave poor countries with too much debt.

Modders set out to make Half-Life 2 playable on Rift and Vive

We originally reported on the mod last month when a short teaser trailer was released by the SourceVR Mod Team on YouTube, but one of the mod's chief creators, Worm Slayer, has now released a full features trailer, along with an actual Greenlight campaign .

More Victims Expected In Unprecedented Cyberattack As Users Log On Monday

Mr MacGibbon declined to comment on the identity or type of the business impacted by the unprecedented cyber attack but said it was a small company, which did not provide critical infrastructure. "I think we need to keep a much closer eye on what government agencies are doing with these cyber weapons because they could've tipped off the government, they could have tipped off users of these operating systems but they didn't, they kept those exploits to themselves".

Linux is coming to the Windows Store

So Microsoft's annual Build developer conference came and went, and the computing giant unveiled a number of initiatives aimed at the software engineers and web developers of the world. Soon every app will use the designs on all Windows apps. That recently introduced version, Windows 10 S, can't get apps directly from third parties such as Apple, as regular Windows 10 users can.

United Kingdom restoring systems after cyberattack

Europol said a special task force at its European Cybercrime Centre was "specially created to assist in such investigations and will play an important role in supporting the investigation". If your computer has been affected, there's no guarantee that paying the ransom will restore it, Gazeley said. Universities in Greece and Italy also were hit.

Lyft, Waymo ink self-driving auto deal: NY Times

But Waymo, which spun out of Google's self-driving auto division, has almost a decade of experience of working in the space. The ride-hailing app wars just took another dramatic turn with the announcement that Google's Waymo self-driving auto team will be teaming up with Lyft , Uber's chief rival.

Trump, Putin will meet in July, Russian state media reports

Lavrov, who received a rare welcome to the Oval Office, was in Washington for the first time in almost four years to secure United States support for a Russian plan to create safe zones in war-wracked Syria. Trump also "emphasized the need to work together to end the conflict in Syria, in particular, underscoring the need for Russian Federation to rein in the Assad regime, Iran, and Iranian proxies", according to the White House.

All you need to know about China's Belt and Road Initiative

The prime minister's entourage in Beijing included the four chief ministers; Shahbaz Sharif of Punjab, Pervaiz Khattak of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sanaullah Zehri of Balochistan and Murad Ali Shah of Sindh. So far, the initiative has won support from more than 100 countries and global organisations, of which over 40 have signed cooperation agreements with China.

London security researcher warns of another global cyber-attack on Monday

The "unprecedented" ransom ware cyber attack has hit as many as 200,000 victims in over 150 countries, Europe's leading security chief said today and warned of another "imminent attack". He added that ransomware attacks were normally criminal rather than political in nature. "Remarkably few payments so far have been made, so most people are not paying this", Wainwright said.

'Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy' trailer

Sane Trilogy got a new video that showed off the stunning graphical improvements between both the original and remastered versions of the game. Crash's cuddly polar bear pal was originally featured in Cortex Strikes Back , though he shows up in Warped as well.

NIO EP9 electric vehicle claims new Nurburgring lap record

It's new time is also substantially faster than the current production auto lap record, the 6:52.01 set by the Lamborghini Huracán LP 640-4 Performante last fall. The carmaker claims that the pair of lithium ion batteries of the EP9 needs just 45 minutes for a full charge, while offering a range of 265 miles (427 km).

Cyber attack hits 200000 in at least 150 countries

The attack held hospitals and other entities hostage by freezing computers, encrypting their data and demanding money through online bitcoin payment - $300 at first, rising to $600 before it destroys files hours later. Deutsche Bahn says that departure and arrival display screens at its stations were hit Friday night by the attack. "The cost of ransomware and other malware to the Australian economy is estimated to be around $1 billion a year", he said on Saturday.

World's biggest cyberattack hits 150 countries, the threat is 'escalating'

He said it was too early to say who is behind the onslaught and what their motivation was. WannaCry is a form of "ransomware" that locks up the files on your computer and encrypts them in a way that you can not access them anymore. Short of paying, options for these individuals and companies are usually limited to recovering data files from a backup, if available, or living without them.

Trump calls for stronger sanctions after North Korea missile test

Russian Federation wasn't the only country in the region paying attention to the missile launch. This launch is the first since liberal president Moon Jae-in took office in South Korea on Wednesday, saying dialogue and increased pressure must be used to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula and to stop North Korea's weapons pursuit.

Microsoft unveils radically redesigned interface across its entire product line

Individual apps on Windows 10 will get an overhauled look following the design theme. Microsoft is talking a lot about Windows 10 Creators update, the Windows Store, and the future of the Microsoft. Soon every app will use the designs on all Windows apps. They want to break apart the frame that holds your information and bring it into "a more layered, physical environment" in order to "keep people in their flow".

Cyber security teams 'work around clock' after NHS forced to cancel treatments

It is unclear from which country the ransomware attack was run and whether it was launched by a group of hackers or an individual. The Spanish media reported that Telefonica bore the brunt of the attack, which caused the crash of the computers of Telefonica personnel at the company's Madrid headquarters, leaving them with blue screens and also halting other devices.

United Kingdom hospitals hit with massive ransomware attack

The virus, known as WanaCrypt0r, Wanacry or WCry, encrypts an infected computer's files and demands a ransom of $300 to decrypt them again. 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.

Ransomware like WannaCry is an 'escalating threat,' says Europol Director

New versions of the worm are expected, they said, and the extent of the damage from Friday's attack remains unclear. He said it was "incredibly important that any unpatched systems are patched as quickly as possible". In Asia, some hospitals, schools, universities and other institutions were affected. Telecommunications company Telefonica was among the targets in Spain.