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What is WannaCry ransomware?

What is WannaCry ransomware? It's hard not to engage in a bit of victim-blaming in this situation, especially because security experts say the attacks could have been prevented. Following a meeting of the Government's Cobra contingencies committee, Home Secretary Amber Rudd said more than a million patients had been treated in the course of Monday. [Full Article...]

Cyberattack Wave Ebbs, But Experts See Risk Of More

Cyberattack Wave Ebbs, But Experts See Risk Of More The ransomware takes over users' files, demanding 300 dollars to restore them. In a blog posted on Sunday, Microsoft president Brad Smith said "the WannaCrypt exploits [sic] used in the attack were drawn from the exploits stolen from the National Security Agency" and called on governments to treat the attack as a "wake-up call". [Full Article...]

Oppo named under world's top 3 smartphone maker

Oppo named under world's top 3 smartphone maker Samsung launched the Galaxy S8 in April, missing the first quarter. The handset is, however, physically attractive after modelling itself on the iPhone - a feature that may be alluring for aspirational consumers in the Chinese market, where Apple has luxury brand cachet. [Full Article...]

NASA Photographs Have Captured Bizarre Flashes Of Light Coming From Earth

The flashes were captured by the EPIC camera on board the Deep Space Climate OBservatory - which first launched in 2015. The hundreds of images captured during the past year are the result of light reflecting off ice particles floating in the air nearly horizontally, researchers determined. [Full Article...]

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

The blame game, ransomware edition: Who's at fault? The particular strain of ransomware used to infect NHS bodies in the United Kingdom, and a reported 200,000 computers in 150 countries worldwide, appears to have targeted computers using an older and unsupported version of the Microsoft operating system; software for which the supplier is no longer producing fixes for security vulnerabilities identified subsequently. [Full Article...]

Worldwide ransomware attacks: What we know

Worldwide ransomware attacks: What we know The victims, the official says, range widely in scope, from a few computers at companies and organizations to networks of many more. TOKYO (AP) - A Japanese nonprofit says computers at 600 locations had been hit in the global "ransomware" cyberattack . [Full Article...]

Volvo partners with Google for Android infotainment system

Volvo partners with Google for Android infotainment system They will be able to use the features even when they leave their phone behind. Google says new cars from Audi and Volvo will have a version of its android operating system built in, allowing drivers to use their voice to control things like the air conditioning, sunroof and windows. [Full Article...]

Qualcomm just sued the four companies that make most Apple products

Qualcomm just sued the four companies that make most Apple products The suit seeks royalties they have withheld as well as a court order that the four Taiwanese companies continue to pay royalties according to their previous agreements with Qualcomm. Qualcomm, in its counterclaims to Apple's suit, accused Apple of unlawfully interfering with its agreements with contract manufacturers and of encouraging worldwide regulators to attack it. [Full Article...]

Intel Is Preparing the Powerful i9 Series of CPUs

Intel Is Preparing the Powerful i9 Series of CPUs This could be the company's response after the highly affordable Ryzen processors started nearly breaking the market with its high performance and nearly unbeatable prices. However, the new Turbo Clock 3.0 mode will allow it to bring the base frequencies to a really high level whenever necessary. The 7800X chip has a 3.5 GHz base clock with a 4.0 GHz boost clock, with an 8.25 MB L3 cache and 28 PC... [Full Article...]

WannaCry attack could worsen as people return to work on Monday

WannaCry attack could worsen as people return to work on Monday A massive ransomware attack is now spreading like a tsunami around the world, hitting high profile targets like UK's National Health Service and disabling Spain's Telefonica carrier. An anonymous group called Shadow Brokers released that malware, called "WannaCrypt", onto the internet. "The first thing that they are not doing is checking what systems have been affected", Subhamangala, a cyber se... [Full Article...]

Hitman rights to remain with IO Interactive, Season Two still planned - rumor

Hitman rights to remain with IO Interactive, Season Two still planned - rumor That raised a number of red flags: Was Hitman now properly dead? As a result, Hitman Season 2 is officially in purgatory until it can find itself a new publisher. We'll update you if that's the case. Square Enix, for its part, noted that, "We don't have any further comment beyond the statement [of the pending sale] for now". [Full Article...]

It's ANC against Zuma as Brian Molefe scandal grows

It's ANC against Zuma as Brian Molefe scandal grows Earlier this month, the ANC dismissed reports by the network alleging that some of the party's top six leaders had "pushed" President Jacob Zuma to attend Cosatu's Workers' Day rally in Bloemfontein, Free State, where he was booed and heckled by workers. [Full Article...]

Looks Like The President Copied His Speech From Elle Woods

Looks Like The President Copied His Speech From Elle Woods However, in a recent segment, Jimmy Fallon has presented a take on the very same speech. The kicker? When Elle Woods screams, "We did it!" The "Tonight Show" also revealed that another chunk of the President's speech was eerily similar to Woods' address. [Full Article...]

Nintendo Released New Updates & How To Download It

Nintendo Released New Updates & How To Download It Gameplay for all the featured games will be streamed from the E3 show floor from 13th to 15th June via Nintendo's Twitch channels, with a chatroom available in viewers' local language. According to the NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the United States, the Nintendo Switch system was the best-selling video game hardware in the month of April with more than 280,000 units sold. [Full Article...]

Apple Patents A Pizza Box Designed To Prevent Soggy Pizza

Apple Patents A Pizza Box Designed To Prevent Soggy Pizza While the box has been in trailed at Apple's " Caffe Mac " canteens, but will be a feature of the new "Apple Park" headquarters in Cupertino, where staff have started to move in. The concentric rings, the patent says, support the base of the pizza while providing an air gap between it and the base of the box. To that end, they invented a circular pizza box with air holes. [Full Article...]

Cyberattack is 'wake-up call' for governments

Cyberattack is 'wake-up call' for governments Once the ransomware infects a system, all its files are encrypted, and the attackers then demand a $300 payment in bitcoin so that the files will be unlocked. The full cost of the attack and associated computer outages is not yet known, but is now being estimated in the range of hundreds of millions of dollars. [Full Article...]

Microsoft warns ransomware cyber-attack is a wake-up call

Microsoft warns ransomware cyber-attack is a wake-up call The initial attack, known as "WannaCry", paralyzed computers running factories, banks, government agencies and transport systems in scores of countries, including Russia, Ukraine, Brazil, Spain, India and Japan, among others. Microsoft released a security patch for the vulnerabilities in March. So even people with older computers should update them. According to CERT-In, almost 11,000 networks i... [Full Article...]

India hopes for sovereign, independent, united Palestine, says PM Modi

India hopes for sovereign, independent, united Palestine, says PM Modi Abbas called India a " dost (friend)" and a "great nation", referring to India's role as a founding member of the Non-Aligned Movement. Observers point out that India inevitably finds itself doing a tight-rope walk in its ties between the two feuding neighbours Israel and Palestine. [Full Article...]

Delphi joins self-driving alliance with BMW, Intel

Delphi joins self-driving alliance with BMW, Intel BMW , Intel and Mobileye joined forces in July 2016. They are bringing Delphi onboard as a "development partner and system integrator" for the autonomous platform that they are developing. If the intermingling of the players involved in Tuesday's announcement sounds familiar, that's because they're already working with each other on a variety of separate autonomous-vehicle project permutatio... [Full Article...]

Moto E4 Plus press renders along with full specs leaked online

Moto E4 Plus press renders along with full specs leaked online The front camera is a 2 MP unit with 63-degree field of view and also features an LED flash. The device's back shows black and gold colour panels, supposedly made of polycarbonate. The major highlight of the device will be a massive 5,000mAh battery, which might give a stiff competition to other manufacturers offering big battery smartphones. [Full Article...]


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