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Ransomware Attacks Ravage Computer Networks In Dozens Of Countries
- May 13, 2017

Recently, WikiLeaks published evidence of old CIA's hacking tools to gain access to certain phones, computers, and even TVs. Although cyber extortion cases have been rising for several years, they have to date affected small-to-mid sized organisations, disrupting services provided by hospitals , police departments, public transportation systems and utilities in the United States and Europe. (more...)
British hospitals hit by ransomware cyberattack
- May 13, 2017

As the Wannacrypt ransomware spread to 99 countries around the world, mainly infecting legacy Windows operating systems, Microsoft has responded with guidance and help for products which have long exited support. Fedex said it was "experiencing interference with some of our Windows-based systems caused by malware" and was trying to fix the problems as quickly as possible. (more...)
Scores of countries hit by cyber attack using stolen NSA tools
- May 13, 2017

It is the first piece of self-spreading ransomware, said Adam Meyers, a research with cyber security firm CrowdStrike. Although Microsoft patched the exploit on March 14, many organisations have not yet installed the patch. "We were the target of an attack, like what is happening in all of Europe, a large scale-attack, but none of our services were affected", a Portugal Telecom spokeswoman said. (more...)
Microsoft adds detection, protection against global cyberattack -statement Microsoft adds detection, protection against global cyberattack -statement
- May 13, 2017

Telecommunications giant Telefonica was among the many targets. Doctors' practices and pharmacies reported similar problems. Ransomware attacks have undergone and evolution, according to Daniel Smith, senior research at Radware. It started with United Kingdom hospitals and has since spread to over 14 countries - the WannaCry ransomware was holding millions of files hostage unless companies or governments pay up. (more...)
Warren Buffett Tells Value Investors To Resist The Temptation To Speculate
- May 13, 2017

The April 9 episode caught on video showed David Dao, a doctor, being pulled from a United seat to make way for a crew member, resulting in a broken nose and concussion. "It was huge what they did on cutting taxes for the rich in this", he said of the American Health Care Act , which passed the House on Thursday and awaits discussion in the Senate. (more...)
Hospitals turn away patients after massive "ransomware" attack
- May 13, 2017

As similar widespread ransomware attacks were reported in Spain, Romania and elsewhere, experts warned that online extortion attempts by hackers are a growing menace. Companies around the world, including at least one major US company, were hit by a sophisticated cyberattack on Friday that continues to sweep across the globe. (more...)
Women Build Week comes to Buffalo Women Build Week comes to Buffalo
- May 13, 2017

Volunteers will be working at McKibbin Commons, a 10-home subdivision in Vancouver's Father Blanchet Park neighborhood. Construction began March 25 and is expected to be completed in late June. "This is just to make sure the water from the concrete doesn't mess up the wood or anything", Holley said. Magic 98.3 is partnering with Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity through their "House Built with Magic" initiative as they follow and share the progress of the construction of the Thomas ... (more...)
Gloucester slump to defeat in European Challenge Cup final Gloucester slump to defeat in European Challenge Cup final
- May 13, 2017

The French side continued to domaine in the second half and tries from centres Jonathan Danty and Geoffrey Doumayrou earned them victory. Despair for Gloucester but jubilation for Northampton - as well as Stade Francais. There was a controversial moment 11 minutes from time when the already substituted Rabah Slimani came back on in an echo of the prop's disputed late return during France's Six Nations win over Wales in Paris, which remains under investigation. (more...)
Dozens of countries hit by huge cyberextortion attack
- May 13, 2017

The attacks blocked doctors' access to patient files and forced emergency rooms to divert people seeking urgent care. With systems down, staff are unable to use phones, access schedules, patient records, emails, X-rays, test results and prescriptions. (more...)
Xamarin Live Player (almost) takes the Mac out of iOS development
- May 13, 2017

Xamarin Live Player removes that requirement and instead asks you for an iPhone and Visual Studio 2017 for Windows. While this should streamline the development process, it's worth noting that a Mac is still required to submit an app to the App Store. (more...)
Windows 10 gets more goodies with the Fall Creators Update Windows 10 gets more goodies with the Fall Creators Update
- May 13, 2017

The update, which is scheduled to hit Windows users in September, will introduce Microsoft's newly announced Fluent Design System , previously known as Project Neon. has since begun to offer. Well, Cortana will be prompting you to continue working on-the-go when you actually switch to your mobile device. This UAP built upon.NET uses AI and deep learning to create "stories" from your photos and videos. (more...)
Emirates airline profits down 83 percent in past year Emirates airline profits down 83 percent in past year
- May 13, 2017

The result was a drop in net profits from a healthy $1.9 billion a year earlier to just $340 million in 2016-17. As a result, the airline recorded a drop in profits from United States dollars $1.9 billion in the last fiscal year, to UD $340 million, a dizzying drop of 82.05 percent. (more...)
Sheriff: Gunman kills police chief, 2 nursing home workers Sheriff: Gunman kills police chief, 2 nursing home workers
- May 13, 2017

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says Medrano, whose age wasn't available, had a relationship with Hartless. Violence rarely touches the small village, where most residents grow corn or soy beans on nearby farms or commute to larger cities like Columbus for work, lifelong resident Mark Van Buren said. (more...)
Global extortion cyberattack hits dozens of nations
- May 13, 2017

The bug was disclosed to the public in April , when a group called the Shadow Brokers released a bunch of hacks supposedly used by the National Security Agency. Tom Griffiths, who was at Bart's Hospital in London for chemotherapy treatment, said a nurse showed him her computer screen, which carried an image of a padlock. (more...)
Cosmos DB launches Microsoft Azure databases at Oracle Cosmos DB launches Microsoft Azure databases at Oracle
- May 13, 2017

One artificial intelligence service uses the company's ability to automatically translate languages to add subtitles to PowerPoint presentations, while another lets customers index video to identify a particular speaker by sight or tag when a word or phrase is uttered, company executives said. (more...)
Spain also reports ransomware attack
- May 13, 2017

The hackers behind the "ransomware" attack were demanding $300 worth of the online currency Bitcoin to release files from encryption, the Mirror and the Telegraph reported . A small number of GP practices in Greater Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Dumfries and Galloway and Forth Valley were also hit by the ransomware virus, but as yet no hospitals north of the border have reported issues. (more...)
Samsung isn't giving up the ghost on Tizen smartphones Samsung isn't giving up the ghost on Tizen smartphones
- May 13, 2017

Samsung Z4 is a budget smartphone, but with support for VoLTE, VoWiFi and just LTE, although the rest of the functionality it is at a basic level. The Samsung Z4 will now be the fourth member in the Z series, after Samsung Z1, Z2 and Z3. (more...)
A slightly smarter Apple Watch could detect signs of a stroke A slightly smarter Apple Watch could detect signs of a stroke
- May 13, 2017

To create the algorithm, Cardiogram , in coordination with UCSF's Health eHeart Study , enrolled 6,158 users of the Cardiogram Apple Watch app. Data including heart rate and mobile ECGs was collected from those patients and used to train a deep neural network. (more...)
Microsoft is extending Azure IoT to the edge of the network
- May 13, 2017

Meanwhile, the PostgreSQL and MySQL previews look more like Azure catching up to AWS. It also offers a near-zero downtime migration for both Microsoft SQL Server and other third-party databases like Oracle and SAP, the Fortune reported. (more...)
Apple's $1000 iPhone 8 Seen Fueling Stock Price (AAPL) Apple's $1000 iPhone 8 Seen Fueling Stock Price (AAPL)
- May 13, 2017

Now if you're a relative novice to the iPhone photography scene and wouldn't mind some pointers, you're in luck as Apple has since shared some tips for its users . Apple still has room to grow and gain share in the traditional areas of smartphones, tablets, wearables and desktops/laptops as evidenced by the latest reported year ($350 billion remaining addressable market in 2016). (more...)

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