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Microsoft says governments should stop 'hoarding' security vulnerabilities after WannaCry attack

Due to the WannaCry ransomware attack, critical infrastructure across the world including airports, police department, banks, telecom networks, and stock market...


NHS cyber attack leaves EU's law enforcers stunned after 'unprecedented' global reach

The Japan Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center said 2,000 computers in Japan were reported affected so far, citing an affiliate foreign security...


Global ransomware attack appears to slow in US

As a loose global network of cybersecurity experts fought the ransomware hackers, in China, state media said more than 29,000 institutions had been infected alo...


UK Hospitals Turn Away Patients After Massive Ransomeware Attack

For example, United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust has already cancelled routine appointments, tests and operations on Monday. Doctors records in general pr...


NHS works to curtail cyber attack damage

Kaspersky researcher Costin Raiu cited 45,000 attacks in 74 countries, saying that the malware, a self-replicating "worm", was spreading quickly. The cyber...


Players history-maker Kim out of Byron Nelson

Kim played the final nine holes in 36, Poulter in 37, Louis Oosthuizen in 35, Cabrera Bello in 33 and Kyle Stanley in 37. The world number two shot 75 in hi...


Operations and appointments cancelled at some Yorkshire hospitals — NHS cyber attacks

In contrast to reports from several European security firms, a researcher at the Tripwire company on the U.S. West Coast said late Saturday that the attack co...


Judge Tells Uber To Return Waymo Files Taken By Engineer

Two months later, Waymo alleges he downloaded more than 14,000 proprietary files , including the designs for lidar technology that helps driverless cars see th...


Ransomware attack a 'wakeup call' for governments

As of press time, the WannaCry ransomware had infected computers of Taiwan Power Company (Taipower), a local hospital, schools, and a private business in Taic...


'WannaCry': Contrary to Centre's assurance, ransomware to spread rapidly, warn IT experts

Microsoft said then that the dumping of purported National Security Agency spying tools would not affect up-to-date users of Windows. Ransomware is a particu...


WannaCry attacks are only the beginning

Asian governments and businesses reported some disruptions from the WannaCry ransomware worm on Monday but cybersecurity experts warned of a wider impact as mor...


Microsoft's president blames NSA for WannaCry attack

Global standards should compel countries not to stockpile or exploit software vulnerabilities, says Smith, who is also Microsoft's chief legal officer. To get t...


Pokemon Go's Next Event - More Rock Type Spawns and Buddy Candy

For all the positive changes coming to Pokemon GO, however, there are just as many stories emerging from player experiences that continue to frame Niantic's tit...


Phantom Dust Launches for Free Tomorrow on Xbox One and PC

Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg made the announcement on Twitter . The game's multiplayer mode will also be cross-platform between both so there should hopefully b...


Log in, look out: Cyberattack havoc may grow at week's start

Meanwhile, new versions of the ransomware have reportedly surfaced, including one without the kill switch exploited by a 22-year-old computer security researche...


Ransomware: Is North Korea behind the global cyber-attack?

The cybersecurity firm also said there was little doubt that the February 2017 code, referred by Mehta in his post, "was compiled by the same people, or by peop...


Trail of global cyberattack could lead to North Korea

Symantec and Kaspersky Lab said on Monday that some code in an earlier version of the WannaCry software had also appeared in programs used by the Lazarus Gro...


Indian-origin Google researcher links ransomware attack to North Korea

The hacking tools were first developed by the National Security Agency but were stolen and leaked, and now they may have been used by a North Korean hacking gro...


'WannaCry' cyber attack: How to protect your computer

Microsoft blamed the United States government for "stockpiling" software code that was used by unknown hackers to launch the attacks. Brad Smith, Microsoft's ...


Experts warn of more WannaCry ransomware attacks after offices open on Monday

Just one click on an infected attachment or bad link would lead to all computers in a network becoming infected, said Vikram Thakur, technical director of Syma...


Log in, look out: Cyber chaos may grow at workweek's start

The software, which first affected Britain's National Health Service before spreading to as many as 150 countries , locked down victims' computers and threat...


Two hospitals still diverting patients — NHS cyber attack

Large swathes of the NHS were paralysed by the cyber attack, which hit 200,000 victims in 150 countries around the world. Because of its success infiltrating ...


NHS cyber-attack: Patients asked to use services 'wisely'

Though the spread of the ransomware slowed Monday, many companies and government agencies were still struggling to recover from the first attack. Europol ex...


"WannaCry" Global Attack similar To North Korean Hacks

Researchers at Symantec and Kaspersky Lab also found similarities between WannaCry malware in the latest cyberattack and previous attacks blamed on North Kore...


The blame game, ransomware edition: Who's at fault?

Federal Trade Commission, which has previously sued companies for misrepresenting their data privacy measures. Users are confronted with a screen demanding a $3...


Bangladesh expresses concern over North Korea's missile launch

France and Britain on Monday both publicly supported tougher sanctions. It reached an altitude of almost 1,250 miles, which is a showcase of how North Korea's...


Bell customer information hacked, not related to 'WannaCry' cyberattack: company

The breach was not connected to the recent global WannaCry malware attacks, the company said on Monday. The company does not believe that the hacker gained ac...


Global ransomware attack puts Winnipeg systems on alert

The warning was echoed by Britain's National Cyber Security Centre: "As a new working week begins it is likely, in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, that furthe...


'The NHS cyber-attack is a wake up call', says security specialist

The attack blocks computers and puts up images on victims' screens demanding payment of $300 (Dh1,100) in the virtual currency Bitcoin , saying: "Ooops, your f...


Ways To Beat The WannaCry Ransomware Attack

Within a few hours, WannaCrypt/WannaCry ransomware has impacted more than 45,000 computers as per media reports. Microsoft has released emergency patch to deal ...


Asia wakes up to ransomware chaos

Dozens of hospitals in Britain's National Health Service were affected and several still had to cancel appointments on Monday, as doctors warned of delays as th...


WannaCrypt Ransomware Windows Patch: Microsoft Tells Government To Stop Hoarding Security Vulnerabilities

They, too, should regularly update with software patches as they're issued. The use of that domain is being called a " kill switch " in the malware. What abou...


Ransomware attack should be wake-up call for governements

Meanwhile, new versions of the ransomware have reportedly surfaced, including one without the kill switch exploited by a 22-year-old computer security researche...


Nintendo Switch Firmware Update 2.3.0 Now Available

Not really a surprise when it comes to patch notes from Nintendo, as they rarely going into details regarding exactly what each update does. Nintendo of Austr...


UK's health system hit by ransomware attack

Ms Rudd said: "Of the 48 that have been impacted, a lot of them are back to normal course of business". So far, he said, not many people have paid the ransom de...