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Government urged to clarify whether NHS bodies could have stopped cyber attack

A Cobra meeting will be held on Saturday afternoon after 45 NHS organisations were caught up in the global attack which is thought to have affected 99 countries, including the USA and Russian Federation. But those attacks - blamed on Russian Federation, which has repeatedly denied them - followed a different modus operandi involving penetrating the accounts of individuals and political organisations and then releasing hacked material online. Read More »

British hospitals hit by cyber attacks

Theresa May said the Government is not aware of any evidence that patient records have been compromised in the massive cyber attack on the NHS. Cybersecurity firm Avast confirmed it tracked down more than 75,000 attacks in 99 countries and noted that the majority of the attacks targeted Ukraine, Russia, and Taiwan. Read More »

Scores of countries hit by cyber attack using stolen NSA tools

Affected by the onslaught were computer networks at hospitals in Britain, Russia's interior ministry, the Spanish telecom giant Telefonica and the USA delivery firm FedEx and many other organizations. It encrypts files on a user's computer, blocking them from view, before demanding money, via an on-screen message, to access them again. A hacking group called Shadow Brokers released the malware in April claiming to have discovered the flaw from the NSA, Kaspersky said. Read More »

Forza Horizon 3's Hot Wheels Expansion Out Now Alongside Big PC Update

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Without question, Hot Wheels is a new way to enjoy " Forza Horizon 3 " as it whisks players away from the usual sandy dunes and the arctic conditions of its Blizzard Mountain DLC. Have you played the Hot Wheels content yet and do you still enjoy playing Forza Horizon 3? In addition, Horizon 3 now utilises all available CPU cores better. Read More »

Massive ransomware attack hits 74 countries

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There are ways hospitals can safeguard sensitive data from ransomware attacks, Chinthapalli said. "This incident highlights the risk to data security within the modern health service and reinforces the need for cyber security to be at the heart of government planning", Labour's health spokesman Jonathan Ashworth said. Read More »

Cyberattacks using leaked NSA hacking tool affect 12 nations

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A global cyber-attack using hacking tools believed to have been created by the US National Security Agency (NSA) has infected tens of thousands of computers in almost 100 countries. "Despite warnings, (NSA) built risky attack tools that could target Western software", Snowden said. German hospitals were better prepared, with several hit by ransomware more than a year ago in attacks that brought one hospital's entire computer system to a halt. Read More »

South Africa's Zuma seeks to appeal Gordhan firing court order

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According to the DA, Zuma has also filed a Notice in terms of Rule 35 (12) to bizarrely request that the DA should provide him with the so-called "intelligence report", upon which he allegedly relied on for recalling Gordhan from his investor roadshow in London, and ultimately firing him from Cabinet four days later. Read More »

Alfa Romeo Announces Pricing for 2018 Stelvio

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Alfa Romeo's presence here in the U.S.is due to grow once again, as it's resident crossover, the Stelvio , is set to arrive soon. Among the standard goodies are 18-inch aluminum wheels, a carbon fiber driveshaft, leather trim, parking sensors, a rearview camera, a driving modes selector, and a flat-bottomed steering wheel with an integrated engine starter button. Read More »

Snap Plunges on First Earnings Report as Public Company

Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a "neutral" rating and set a $20.00 price objective (down previously from $23.00) on shares of Snap in a research report on Thursday. The business had revenue of $149.60 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $158.32 million. Snap's quarterly revenue was up 285.6% compared to the same quarter previous year. Read More »

Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford team up in Blade Runner 2049 trailer

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WARNER Bros. released the official full-length trailer for long-anticipated sci-fi sequel Blade Runner 2049 on Monday at an event in Los Angeles with stars Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford. There are several reasons why I've turned around on this one, not the least of which is the fact that while the original's Ridley Scott is an executive producer on the project, they've brought in younger, talented blood with new helmer Denis Villeneuve (Arrival). Read More »

World leaders congratulate Moon Jae-in on election win

A big challenge for whoever wins will be U.S. President Donald Trump, who has proven himself unconventional in his approach to North Korea, swinging between intense pressure and threats and offers to talk. Winning 41 percent of the votes, he comfortably edged conservative Hong Joon-pyo and centrist Ahn Cheol-soo, who had 24 percent and 21 percent, respectively. Read More »

Trump invites South Korean president Moon to Washington

Three days in the office and Moon already has North Korea on his to-do list, including school text books that he just scrapped which were left-leaning and spoke of pro-North Korea ideologies. Mr Moon has advocated dialogue with the North as well as sanctions , adopting a more conciliatory stance than his predecessor. The deployment of the THAAD system was agreed on by Park's administration past year after North Korea conducted a long-range rocket launch that put an object into space. Read More »

HSE removes all external access to its network following NHS cyber attack

Computers were infected with what is known as "ransomware" - software that freezes up a machine and flashes a message demanding payment to release the user's data. However, others focused the blame at institutions for being too slow in updating their systems, given that this attack happened nearly two months after a (free) fix was made available by Microsoft. Read More »

Windows 10 gets chummy with Apple, iTunes in next version

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The main focus of the update is on cross-device experiences. This feature will work with file transfers, activities and other content. Accordingly, the virtual assistant would be asking you if you want to pick up where you left in your app, doc, or even a website. Read More »

No joke: Linux is coming to Microsoft's app store

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However, the build doesn't yet include any of the brand-new features built into the OS that Microsoft previewed during Build today. Windows Story Remix: A new app that lets you edit photos and videos with 3D and mixed reality elements. Also coming to the update is Windows Story Remix: a fancy app that uses AI and Deep Learning to help you create stories from your images, allowing you a more polished and intriguing finished product that goes beyond just a fancy slideshow. Read More »

Immigrant leaves Denver church after winning delay from feds

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Her attorney Hans Meyer says she was allowed to stay after five previous hearings because she was a crime victim in Mexico. Trump's presidency has changed that. But the "stay mechanism" - triggered by the introduction of bills that are "rarely, if ever enacted" - also could hinder ICE from "from removing aliens" who "pose a risk to public safety or national security", Homan wrote. Read More »

Microsoft Wants Windows to Play Nice With iPhones, Android

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Clipboard syncs your clipboard content across devices over the cloud, allowing you to copy on one device and paste on another. Microsoft also released a new Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build (No. The app works across all Windows devices as well as iOS and Android, and can automatically pull together clips based on time and location, with users then able to edit them, add effects and even choose people in the photos or videos they want to focus the final montage on. Read More »

Ransomware takes down hospitals, businesses in at least 2 countries

A report from a security firm indicates more than 45,000 malicious computer attacks in 74 countries in the past 10 hours. According to cybersecurity firms, the malware, or ransomware, was delivered via spam emails. "Information shared with DHS as part of these efforts, including whether a request has been made, is confidential". "As we've seen with the attacks today, the dust is still settling, but the bad guys are using known vulnerabilities to distribute their ransomware". Read More »

UK's health service hit by ransomware attack

Tom Donnelly, a spokesperson for the country's National Health Service (NHS), said the assault and its effects are still ongoing, according to The New York Times . Pictures posted on social media showed screens of NHS computers with images demanding payment of $300 worth of the online currency Bitcoin, saying: "Ooops, your files have been encrypted!" Spain's government said on Friday a large number of companies, including telecommunications giant Telefonica, had been attacked by cyber ... Read More »

Hospitals in United Kingdom have tech problems after possible large-scale cyberattack

Fairfield Hospital and North Manchester General have not been affected in the attack. The infected computer screens demand payment for the data to be released. A number of hospitals across England were forced to divert emergency patients after being hit by a suspected cyber-attack. A spokesman from NHS Digital national said: "A number of NHS organisations have reported to NHS Digital that they have been affected by a ransomware attack ". Read More »

Scotland Sees 12 of 14 Health Boards Hit by Global Cyber Attack

According to anti-virus provider Kaspersky, there were at least 45,000 attacks in 74 countries, Reuters reported. In the USA, delivery company FedEx said it was experiencing issues with some of its Windows systems. "The age-old advice is to never click on a link in an email", said Jerome Segura, a senior malware intelligence researcher at Malwarebytes, a San Jose-based company that has released anti-ransomware software. Read More »

Microsoft announces Windows 10 S

Windows 10 S will be appearing on new education PCs starting $189 this summer and will also include free subscription to Minecraft: Education Edition and free Microsoft Office 365 for Education with Microsoft Teams. That machine is more targeted at stealing MacBook Pro users, which puts the Surface Laptop square against Apple's entry-level machines. The device has a maximum thickness of 14.5 millimeters and weighs 2.75 pounds. Read More »

Microsoft's Surface Laptop with Windows 10 S: Price, specifications, and features

The laptop runs Windows 10 S, a streamlined version of the ubiquitous operating system. The new Surface Laptop is a 13-inch device created to maximize the potential of the new Windows 10 S operating system. "By limiting apps to those in the Windows Store, Windows 10S is ideal for people who have everything they need in the Windows Store and prefer the peace of mind that comes with removing the risk of downloading apps from other places". Read More »

Global extortion cyberattack hits dozens of nations

People in affected areas were being advised to seek medical care only in emergencies. "We are experiencing a major IT disruption and there are delays at all of our hospitals", Barts Health Group, which manages major London hospitals, told Reuters . Read More »

Will you buy the $999 Surface Laptop? (The 3:59, Ep. 220)

Devices running Window 10 S, including the upcoming Surface Laptop , will only be able to run apps downloaded from the Windows Store, in exchange for a variety of great features . One of the changes from the Pro or Home version of Windows 10 is that 10 S will only let you install applications from the Windows Store. Also revealed was the first traditional laptop to come out of Redmond. Read More »

Ransomware attack: What you need to know

Images that were posted online of the NHS pop-up look almost identical to pop-up ransomware windows that hit Spain's Telefonica, a powerful attack that forced the large telecom to order employees to disconnect their computers from its network and to resort to an intercom system to relay messages, according to the Bleeping Computer website . Read More »

Now Snapchat wants to copy Facebook

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Snapchat's earnings Wednesday only helped fuel the bears, revealing that it had 166 million daily active users, a 36% increase in the first quarter compared to a year ago. Snapchat has monetized that user base by running advertisements between some Snapchat stories. Snapchat does not provide information about its active users on a monthly basis. Read More »

Apple Sold 50.7 Million iPhones In Quarter 2

Cook, who was in India previous year, said that Apple had set a new March quarter record for India, where revenue grew by strong double digits. Apple boosted its dividend payout by 10.5 percent on Tuesday and will now return $13.22 billion annually and took over the top spot from Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM), which paid investors $12.77 billion annually. Read More »