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CREDIT SUISSE: The WannaCry ransomware attack could give Microsoft's stock a boost
- May 20, 2017

The agency and its partners in the global security community are now in a "sort of cat-and-mouse" competition with hackers, as variants of the software that foil previous solutions emerge, the official says. "If there is a silver lining to it, you're not out a million dollars", he said. And this is why India is vulnerable to the attacks. "It's like after a robber enters your home. (more...)
Spy Tool Born In Maryland Responsible For Global Cyber Attack
- May 20, 2017

However, the threat is far from over. And there are many more to come. "What really makes the magnitude of this attack so much greater than any other is that the intent has changed from information stealing to business disruption", said Samil Neino, 32, chief executive of Los Angeles-based Kryptos Logic. (more...)
French researchers find last-ditch cure to unlock WannaCry files French researchers find last-ditch cure to unlock WannaCry files
- May 20, 2017

WannaCry, which started to sweep round the globe last Friday and has infected more than 300,000 computers in 150 nations, threatens to lock out victims who have not paid a sum of $300 to $600 within one week of infection . One important thing to note here is that this application works exclusively on Windows XP, and the researcher says it hasn't been tested on a different Windows version. (more...)
Microsoft was hoarding patches for WannaCry exploit
- May 20, 2017

Indian ATMs still majorly use the old and most feared to be easily hacked Windows XP operating system. "We believe the recent ransomware attack could accelerate the Windows upgrade cycle for enterprises". The sum itself might also give them pause. However, Microsoft President Brad Smith said in a blog post Sunday that the "stockpiling of vulnerabilities by governments" is a huge issue. (more...)
Microsoft Criticizes Government Creation of Hacking Tools
- May 20, 2017

Who was behind the attack? Matthew Hickey, cofounder of security firm My Hacker House, created a virtual inoculation for companies to use to prevent ransomware while they work on patching. Yet, in February India's finance minister said that over 70% of ATMs were still running on XP. The question remains: for all the benefits that software updates provide, why the apathy? "This most recent attack represents a completely unintended but disconcerting link between the two most serious ... (more...)
Trump discusses North with Moon envoy Trump discusses North with Moon envoy
- May 20, 2017

May 15, 2017. Besides, the primary mission for which North Korea is building those weapons is not an attack on the United States. New South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who took office last week, campaigned on a more moderate approach toward the North but he has said it must change its attitude of insisting on arms development before dialogue can be possible. (more...)
Owlboy, YIIK, Nine Parchments Revealed For Nintendo Switch Owlboy, YIIK, Nine Parchments Revealed For Nintendo Switch
- May 20, 2017

In the latest episode of Nintendo Japan's latest show The Cat Mario Show , it was revealed that the Switch will be getting Owlboy , one of the popular and critically acclaimed platformers. If fighting isn't what you really want to do, then there are modes such as V-Ball (where you play volleyball with an explosive ball), Hoops (try dunking your opponents into a basketball hoop), and Skill Shot (wreck as many targets as possible). (more...)
Blood tests to resume at NHS cyber attack hospitals from tomorrow
- May 20, 2017

Hackers took control of computers and cut off phone lines in hospitals on Friday causing mayhem and leaving large sections of NHS services down over the weekend. NHS Digital said it had made health trusts aware last month of IT protection that could have prevented the damage. 'There has been a report to the Australian Cyber Security centre of one instance of what we believe could be this ransomware, ' she told reporters in Cairns. (more...)
NKorea vows to strengthen nukes as US increases pressure NKorea vows to strengthen nukes as US increases pressure
- May 20, 2017

North Korea's deputy United Nations envoy said on Friday "it is ridiculous" to link Pyongyang with the WannaCry "ransomware" cyber attack that started to sweep around the globe a week ago or the hacking of a UN expert monitoring sanctions violations. (more...)
Short Interest in Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI) Declines By 5.8% Short Interest in Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI) Declines By 5.8%
- May 20, 2017

Several other brokerages also recently commented on SIRI . Analysts have placed a $5.21 price target on Sirius XM Holdings Inc ., suggesting a 7.2% gain from recent close. The consensus recommendation by Thomson Reuters analysts is Outperform and their mean rating for the stock is 2.47 on scale of 1-5. The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, May 31st. (more...)
Microsoft Ransomware Patch: Installing Updates Can Stop Cyberattack
- May 20, 2017

This included the release of the patch in March and an update on Friday to Windows Defender to detect the WannaCrypt attack. The company's top lawyer said the government should report weaknesses they discover to software companies rather than seek to exploit them. (more...)
Frenchman claims cure for WannaCry-infected computers Frenchman claims cure for WannaCry-infected computers
- May 20, 2017

The researchers — Adrien Guinet , Matthieu Suiche and Benjamin Delpy — worked separately to find ways to decrypt files scrambled and held hostage by WannaCry. A new tool can save some files encrypted by the worldwide "WannaCry" ransomware attack, depending on users' operating systems. However, WannaCry "does not erase the prime numbers from memory before freeing the associated memory", Guinet said, as cited by The Hacker News . (more...)
Trump Told Russians He Fired 'Nut Job' Comey Because Of Investigation
- May 20, 2017

The ongoing probe into ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign has reportedly identified a current White House official as "a significant person of interest, " The Washington Post reports ". Attorney General Jeff Sessions denied any contacts in testimony under oath during his confirmation hearing. Mr. Putin's remarks come as Washington was reeling over revelations that Mr. (more...)
Motorist who mowed down Times Square pedestrians due in court Motorist who mowed down Times Square pedestrians due in court
- May 20, 2017

Neither his lawyer nor any of his weeping supporters had comment Friday. PHOTO:Investigators photograph evidence at the scene of a crash that killed one person and injured nearly two dozen others in Times Square , May 18, 2017 , in NY. (more...)
Now any developer can make Instant Apps for Android
- May 20, 2017

In a matter of months, the service will also allow USA consumers to send or receive payments via Google Assistant. Google said its new version of emojis will be released later this year, timed with the forthcoming new Android operating system. (more...)
Hospital Trust 'remains vigilant' after cyber attack Hospital Trust 'remains vigilant' after cyber attack
- May 20, 2017

At least one Australian business has fallen victim to the ransomware attack and there are investigations into two other reports , the federal government says. Dozens of Russian public institutions including the Bank of Russia said on Saturday that they have thwarted a massive cyber-attack and prevented vital data loss. (more...)
Google Is Adding A Shared Rooms Feature To YouTube VR Google Is Adding A Shared Rooms Feature To YouTube VR
- May 20, 2017

I don't really see myself using this, but it's still kinda neat. That way any friends or family members hanging out in your home can see what you see. VR is cool in part because of the social aspect of watching other people, and sharing the experience. This should give things a more personable and immersive feel and make it feel less like a virtual interaction between friends, though it should be quite obvious that it will still be noticeable that experiences are happening in virtual reality. (more...)
Mike Flynn's lawyers will not honor subpoena, Senate Intel chair says
- May 20, 2017

Mike Flynn won't honor a subpoena issued by the Senate Intelligence Committee, the panel chairman says . Mark Warner, D-Va., announced in a statement released last Wednesday that the committee had subpoenaed Flynn for documents, and noted they made the initial request for the documents in late April. (more...)
This video could be our first look at the 2017 Moto X This video could be our first look at the 2017 Moto X
- May 20, 2017

These are not Flagships, nor are they extremely capable midrange devices, they are affordable, suitable for those needing a phone but not wanting or needing the bells and whistles. The Moto G5 Plus will come with a 5.5 inch full HD display and a dual camera . However, the 4G version will come with a 64-bit quad-core processor clocked in at 1.1GHz and 16GB of storage. (more...)
Amazon unveils Echo device with a screen
- May 20, 2017

We had been hearing reports recently that Amazon has a new Echo product in the pipeline. For instance, the device will let users watch video flash briefings and YouTube , see music lyrics, check on security cameras, swipe through photos, view weather forecasts, make to-do and shopping lists, and more . (more...)

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