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Beware: Worldwide Ransomware Attack May Be Far from Over Beware: Worldwide Ransomware Attack May Be Far from Over
- May 16, 2017

WannaCry exploits a vulnerability in older versions of Windows, including Windows 7 and Windows XP. Two months after Microsoft issued its security patch , thousands of computers remained vulnerable to the WannaCry attack. Microsoft has released fixes for vulnerabilities and related tools disclosed by TheShadowBrokers, a mysterious group that has repeatedly published alleged NSA software code. (more...)
Donald Trump defends sharing information with Russia; Kremlin calls report 'nonsense' Donald Trump defends sharing information with Russia; Kremlin calls report 'nonsense'
- May 16, 2017

Reporters and Trump critics resurrected a Trump tweet in July in which he quoted Comey's report on her emails: "Crooked Hillary Clinton and her team 'were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information .' Not fit!" He was then asked about four claims in the story: that Trump had shared classified information, that he had revealed the city where the crucial intelligence was obtained, that the information he shared came from a US intelligence ... (more...)
Ransomware attack a 'wakeup call' for governments
- May 16, 2017

There are several factors in play. The attackers could also hit back with a variant of the malware that does not have a provision for the "kill switch" found by a researcher to stem the first round of attacks. On Monday, Chinese state media said 29,372 institutions there had been infected along with hundreds of thousands of devices. Deutsche Bahn: The German railway company told CNNMoney that due to the attack "passenger information displays in some stations were inoperative" as were " ... (more...)
NHS 'open for business' amid 'international manhunt' for cyber attackers NHS 'open for business' amid 'international manhunt' for cyber attackers
- May 16, 2017

Many of those victims will be businesses, including large corporations. Cyber security experts are still scrambling to contain a global ransomware attack that has infected tens of thousands of computers in almost 100 countries, including the U.S., U.K., Russia, China , Ukraine, and India. (more...)
Sonic Forces Adds Third Gameplay Style with New Customizable Character Sonic Forces Adds Third Gameplay Style with New Customizable Character
- May 16, 2017

The trailer also showed glimpses of the character creator in action, which will feature seven different animal types to choose from which will also have unique abilities and stats. Sonic has inspired fan creations like few other series, leading to a dedicated group of fans who have been drawing or rendering their own alter-egos as forest creatures who pal along with Sonic , Tails, and the rest of the crew. (more...)
Cyber worm attack propels health funding to centre Cyber worm attack propels health funding to centre
- May 16, 2017

Europol executive director Rob Wainwright said the situation could worsen on Monday when workers return to their offices after the weekend and log on. An equivalent scenario with conventional weapons would be the USA military having some of its Tomahawk missiles stolen. "I hope that the publicity given to this latest ransomware attack will be a wake-up call for small and medium businesses across the country". (more...)
Start-up aims to elevate men's fashion with RompHim rompers for men Start-up aims to elevate men's fashion with RompHim rompers for men
- May 16, 2017

ACED Design launched a Kickstarter campaign Sunday for its RompHim collection. So far, four designs are in the works: blue chambray, red chambray, splatter print cotton, and a Fourth of July special edition in seersucker-which of course carries no controversy either. (more...)
Terry makes scoring return to lineup for champion Chelsea Terry makes scoring return to lineup for champion Chelsea
- May 16, 2017

Chelsea defender David Luiz accepted he would be a "liar" to say he was ignoring the prospect of winning a Premier League and FA Cup "Double" with the Blues. Making no less than nine swaps, numerous team's established stars found themselves on the bench, including top scorer Diego Costa, who has bagged 20 goals in 34 league games so far this season. (more...)
In The Wake Of Wannacry, Microsoft Demands Governments Stop 'Hoarding' Exploits
- May 16, 2017

Patch and Update your software and make sure you have all Windows updates on your machine. Experts urged organizations and companies to immediately update older Microsoft operating systems, such as Windows XP, with a patch released by Microsoft Corp.to limit vulnerability to a more powerful version of the malware or to future versions that can't be stopped. (more...)
The Crew 2 Launches Later This Year, Ubisoft Confirms The Crew 2 Launches Later This Year, Ubisoft Confirms
- May 16, 2017

Ubisoft have been casually dropping game reveals throughout a fiscal conference call today, confirming both Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2 . This will be the first installment in the mainline Far Cry series since Far Cry 4 in 2014. And Assassin's Creed , the elder franchise by sheer number of releases (18 counting subsidiary titles), marries stealth-play and alt-history conspiracies involving civilizational infighting between vast secret societies. (more...)
OnePlus 5 Leaks Show 2 Different Dual Camera Designs And Various Resolutions OnePlus 5 Leaks Show 2 Different Dual Camera Designs And Various Resolutions
- May 16, 2017

According to AnTuTu , the OnePlus 5 will arrive with support for Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box. There will be 64GB internal storage available to users. The volume button of the silver variant is located on the right side of the smartphone while you can figure out the button on the left side of the black variant. (more...)
Pokemon Go's Next Event - More Rock Type Spawns and Buddy Candy Pokemon Go's Next Event - More Rock Type Spawns and Buddy Candy
- May 16, 2017

In an official update made on the Pokemon GO website, Niantic announced details on the upcoming Rock-type event, which will begin in just a few days on May 18. (more...)
Experts try to figure out who's behind global cyberattack Experts try to figure out who's behind global cyberattack
- May 16, 2017

Microsoft warned governments Sunday against storing computer vulnerabilities like the leaked one at the heart of the cyberattack that has crippled computers in more than 150 countries. "After that the price will be doubled". And after a few days, the files are permanently locked. The greatest damage people suffer is that they lose their important data if the ransom asked is not paid. (more...)
Here's When We Might See a 'The Legend of Zelda' Smartphone Game Here's When We Might See a 'The Legend of Zelda' Smartphone Game
- May 16, 2017

Though Fire Emblem Heroes remained firmly entrenched in the tactical role-playing game arena, Super Mario Run turned the fast-paced platformer into an endless runner. Nintendo is famous for its console and handheld systems - including the Wii and the recently released Switch - and its signature game franchises, including the Mario and Legend of Zelda games. (more...)
Next global cyber-attack likely on Monday Next global cyber-attack likely on Monday
- May 16, 2017

A large-scale global investigation has been launched as police attempt to identify the perpetrators of the attack. Tweeting as @ MalwareTechBlog , the researcher said that registering a domain name used by the malware stops it from spreading. (more...)
Ransomware cyberattack cripples hospitals across the United Kingdom
- May 16, 2017

The National Center for the Protection of Critical Infrastructure says Friday it was communicating with more than 100 providers of energy, transportation, telecommunications and financial services about the attack. This one worked because of a "perfect storm" of conditions, including a known and highly unsafe security hole in Microsoft Windows, tardy users who did not apply Microsoft's March software fix, and malware created to spread quickly once inside university, business or government ... (more...)
Health board unscathed following global cyber attack Health board unscathed following global cyber attack
- May 16, 2017

It has hit Telefonica in Spain, FedEx in the U.S and the National Health Service in the UK. "The global reach is unprecedented", he said in an interview with Britain's ITV . Now that this " WannaCry " malware is out there, the world's computer systems are vulnerable to a degree they haven't been before, unless people everywhere move quickly to install Microsoft's security patches . (more...)
Beware of ransomware cyber attack in SA
- May 16, 2017

More than 200,000 systems in 150 countries have reportedly been affected, including British hospitals and Germany's national railway. Hospital trusts were repeatedly warned about cyber threats before the attack on computer systems on Friday, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has said . (more...)
Google alleges Uber's Otto stole trade secrets to develop autonomous trucks Google alleges Uber's Otto stole trade secrets to develop autonomous trucks
- May 16, 2017

Uber was ordered to return all downloaded materials to Waymo by noon May 31. U.S. District Judge William Alsup said Uber needed to remove Levandowski from work on the laser technology at the heart of the case until the suit is resolved - a move Uber made preemptively when taking him off the project. (more...)
Phantom Dust re-release hits Xbox One, Windows Phantom Dust re-release hits Xbox One, Windows
- May 16, 2017

Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg made the announcement on Twitter . "We're using the original assets from the Phantom Dust that was released by Microsoft Japan in 2003", she said. This new version will have an improved resolution, better frame-rate, and support cross-play. Players will be able to enjoy the game's related feature, which will include the cross-platform play. (more...)

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