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Technology Global Cyber Attack Hits First Australian Business
Author: 0 Global Cyber Attack Hits First Australian Business

The cyberattack has hit 200,000 computers in more than 150 countries, according to Rob Wainwright, the executive director of Europol , the European Union's police agency. The Mid Essex Hospital Trust, which runs St Peter's Hospital in Maldon, Broomfield Hospital , St Michael's Hospital in Braintree and Christchurch in Chelmsford, worked across the weekend to get affected systems back online.

Technology Southwestern Montana deputy killed in shootout
Author: 0 Southwestern Montana deputy killed in shootout

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A sheriff's deputy was killed early Tuesday in a shootout that prompted a middle-of-the-night pursuit that spanned more than 100 miles (161 kilometers) across southwestern Montana, involving several law enforcement agencies.

Author: 0 Motorola Launches Moto C and Moto C Plus: Specifications and Features

The Moto C will be priced at €89 (Rs 6,300 approximately) and the Moto C Plus will cost €119 (Rs 8,400 approximately) at launch. One is the Moto C, and the other is the Moto C Plus . In terms of specifications both the Moto C and Moto C have similar specifications and run on Android Nougat operating system. Storage options are at 8GB or 16GB, which can be further expandable via a microSD slot as well (up to 32GB).

Technology Trump intel sharing likely to leave allies anxious
Author: 0 Trump intel sharing likely to leave allies anxious

In another Tuesday morning Tweet , Trump again took aim at what he called "leakers", saying he has been seeking assistance in rooting them out, including from the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director. Trump said he made the decision based on the recommendation of the Justice Department, but also asserted in a televised NBC interview that "regardless of [the] recommendation, I was going to fire Comey".

Technology Amazon Unveils Echo Show with Display and Video Camera
Author: 0 Amazon Unveils Echo Show with Display and Video Camera

You can use it to watch YouTube videos, play music, check your calendar and the time, make video calls, or as a baby monitor, among other things. With the addition of a display on the Echo Show , new options are available, such as watching videos, seeing photos and to-do lists, and monitoring connected security cameras.

Technology BMW M240i M Performance Edition Shows Off Its Athletic Side
Author: 0 BMW M240i M Performance Edition Shows Off Its Athletic Side

The German automaker has equipped the model with carbon fiber or black details that contrast the Alpine White paintwork. Starting with the engine, the turbocharged 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder engine now produces 340 horsepower and sprints to 62 miles per hour in just 4.4 seconds.

Author: 0 AstraZeneca plc (AZN) Rating Reiterated by Shore Capital

Vertex Pharmaceuticals had 36 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Thursday, February 9 by N+1 Singer. Therefore 25% are positive. U And I Group Plc has GBX 300 highest and GBX 200 lowest target. Barclays Capital maintained U and I Group PLC (LON:UAI) rating on Tuesday, May 3.

Technology NHS Fife systems
Author: 0 NHS Fife systems "repaired" after cyber attack

The cyber attack last week, which is known as WannaCry and demands Bitcoin payment in exhange for access to locked files, has affected 48 health organisations across England and Scotland, causing 16 to shut down their IT systems. The UK security researcher MalwareTech, who helped limit the WannaCry ransomware attack, predicted "another one coming... quite likely on Monday", the BBC reported .

Technology Microsoft chief: Cyber attack 'wake-up call for governments'
Author: 0 Microsoft chief: Cyber attack 'wake-up call for governments'

Highlighting that there is a real flaw in IT security policies, there are few organisations with effective "crisis situation" policies in place and that companies who simply fall back on two-dimensional, anti-intrusion detection and prevention methods will continue to fall victim.

Technology Voice Calls, Messages Coming to Amazon Alexa
Author: 0 Voice Calls, Messages Coming to Amazon Alexa

With Alexa calling and messaging , you'll soon be able to send voice messages or place calls to anyone with the Alexa app installed on Android or iOS phones, along with those who have supported Echo devices. Amazon is selling the Echo Show for $299.99. Note that if you click on one of these links to buy the product, IGN may get a share of the sale.

Technology Trump 'didn't cause lapse' in security
Author: 0 Trump 'didn't cause lapse' in security

Sergey Kislyak. The information - provided by another, as-yet-unnamed country - dealt with plans by the Islamic State to use laptop computers as weapons, and was so sensitive it had been withheld from allies and under close hold within the US government as well.

Technology Three brand new MacBooks expected to debut at WWDC 2017
Author: 0 Three brand new MacBooks expected to debut at WWDC 2017

The company will also update the 12-inch MacBook, the thin-and-light notebook Apple has been selling for a couple of years now. The Mac computer line generates roughly a tenth of Apple's annual revenue. Currently, their MacBook Air is thicker than the MacBook Pro that was released a year ago. At any rate, this would mark the first time for Apple to debut hardware during a WWDC keynote since it revealed the last Mac Pro and an updated MacBook Air in June 2013, so this will no doubt be a ...

Technology Korean gov't computers safe from WannaCry attack
Author: 0 Korean gov't computers safe from WannaCry attack

Authorities are saying that because the ransom demands involve only a few hundred dollars per machine, the group responsible is probably not very sophisticated. Among those affected by the virus was Nissan, but the vehicle manufacturer said there had been no major impact. Not opening emails from unfamiliar senders or refusing to click on links from unknown sources is computer security 101.

Author: 0 Trail of global cyberattack could lead to North Korea

Regardless of the source of the attack, investors piled into cyber security stocks on Monday, betting that governments and corporations will spend more to upgrade their defenses. "Now, is it North Korea behind all the Bluenoroff attacks after all?" Barlow said that single payments in some other ransomware cases were more than that, depending on the victim.

Technology Trump talk with Russians 'wholly appropriate,' adviser says
Author: 0 Trump talk with Russians 'wholly appropriate,' adviser says

The US President confirmed on Twitter that he "wanted to share" information with Russian Federation and did so at an "openly scheduled" White House meeting, "which I have the absolute right to do". Officials quoted in the story said Trump's decision to reveal it to the Russians "endangers" cooperation from an ally that has access to the inner workings of the Islamic State.

Author: 0 Penguins knot series with 1-0 Game 2 victory over Senators

Even the Penguins themselves noticed the difference after the game between the Senators and every team they've faced so far in these playoffs. There were plenty of positives for fans to take away from the loss, however. A goal that showed Kessel is as invested in winning as the Penguins are in him. The Senators have allowed just one power play goal in this postseason so far through 13 games.

Technology Country in Trouble- the Ransomware Attack to Become Worse!
Author: 0 Country in Trouble- the Ransomware Attack to Become Worse!

This prevented access to records and caused chaos throughout the NHS. In a statement , the trust said that it will be running a reduced service on Monday and Tuesday. A Facebook update on Monday afternoon, said that all patients should attend booked outpatient appointments and operations as planned for Tuesday. "NHS Digital are investigating the incident and across the NHS we have tried and tested contingency plans to ensure we are able to keep the NHS open for business".

Technology What is WannaCry ransomware?
Author: 0 What is WannaCry ransomware?

On Monday, about $38,000 were already paid to those behind the attacks, the BBC reported . "There will be lessons to learn from what appears to be the biggest criminal cyber-attack in history", Interior minister Amber Rudd said . Microsoft president and chief legal officer Brad Smith wrote a strong-worded statement that read in part: "This attack provides yet another example of why the stockpiling of vulnerabilities by governments is such a problem".

Technology The Amazon Echo 'Silver' will never happen, thanks to this Alexa update
Author: 0 The Amazon Echo 'Silver' will never happen, thanks to this Alexa update

The update is part of the Alexa Voice Services (AVS) feature, which is what hardware developers use to build Alexa capabilities into third-party devices. Amazon has not shared an expected release date for Alexa skill notifications. Some of the partners who will have notifications enabled at launch include AccuWeather, The Washington Post , Just Eat and Life360, and a developer preview coming soon will allow other skill makers to test the functionality in their own products before launching ...

Technology Twitter co-founder Biz Stone returns to company
Author: 0 Twitter co-founder Biz Stone returns to company

Despite his return to Twitter, Stone will retain his role at Pinterest as an advisor to Chief Product Officer Evan Sharp, a Pinterest representative told Business Insider. The co-founder's return to the company comes as Twitter begins to make strides in changing the narrative that it is failing company. After a four-year hiatus to co-found and lead Jelly Industries, Inc .

Author: 0 Are You Protected? How To Avoid Ransomware Attacks

The most disruptive attacks were reported in the United Kingdom, where hospitals and clinics were forced to turn away patients after losing access to computers. Bossert said "criminals" are responsible, not the US government. It has been reported that a new ransomware Wanna Cry is spreading widely, RBI advisory to the banks said.

Technology Ubisoft Officially Presents Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2
Author: 0 Ubisoft Officially Presents Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2

The existence of this next title was announced in two different places. Along with the Far Cry 5 logo , the Assassin's Creed (thanks, IGN ) and The Crew 2 logos were both tweeted by the respective Twitter accounts today. 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.

Technology OnePlus 5 release date, specs, and expected price
Author: 0 OnePlus 5 release date, specs, and expected price

Just like its famous tagline, leaks about the upcoming OnePlus 5 never seems to settle down as new spy shots suggest varying camera setups. This specs sheet nearly matches the Galaxy S8's hardware. It is nearly confirmed that the upcoming OnePlus 5 may come with dual rear camera set up. On the camera front, the smartphone may flaunt a 16MP camera on both front and rear sides.

Technology DocuSign forged - crooks crack email system and send nasties
Author: 0 DocuSign forged - crooks crack email system and send nasties

According to DocuSign , the attackers would "spoof" the DocuSign brand in an attempt to trick its customers into opening a Word document attachment that, when clicked, would infect the customers' systems with malware. The company said the customers' documents also remained secure. In response to those incidents, the company confirmed that its core eSignature service, envelopes and customer documents remain secure.

Technology Use Your Words Partying Up On Nintendo Switch
Author: 0 Use Your Words Partying Up On Nintendo Switch

It's been a similar story for all of Nintendo's recent updates. There is only one small description about the newest update! Joe Skrebels is IGN's UK News Editor, and he's taken hundreds of Minecraft Switch screenshots, but only because his new cloud-spearing mountain house is so handsome.

Technology Pokémon Go's new event sends adventurers out looking for fossils
Author: 0 Pokémon Go's new event sends adventurers out looking for fossils

From 18 May 2017 through to 25 May, you can discover more rock-type Pokemon in your area than before. Starting this Thursday at 1:00 PM PT / 4:00 PM ET and lasting until May 25th, Niantic will host Adventure Week in celebration of the 15.8 billion kilometers that the Pokemon Go community has traveled since the game launched last July.

Technology WannaCrypt/WannaCry ransomware patch released by Microsoft
Author: 0 WannaCrypt/WannaCry ransomware patch released by Microsoft

She said: "If you look at who's been impacted by this virus, it's a huge variety across different industries and across worldwide governments". He said it's likely the ransomware will spread to US firms too. "The WannaCrypt exploits used in the attack were drawn from the exploits stolen from the National Security Agency", Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith says .

Technology NHS 'open for business' amid 'international manhunt' for cyber attackers
Author: 0 NHS 'open for business' amid 'international manhunt' for cyber attackers

Computers around the globe were hacked beginning on Friday using a security flaw in Microsoft's Windows XP operating system, an older version that was no longer given mainstream tech support by the USA giant. "The quick rush by some to lay the blame on "incompetent NHS managers" is disappointing", he said. Dr David Wrigley, a GP from Lancashire, who is deputy chair of the British Medical Association, was on a panel that drew up the guidelines on cybersecurity, which were provisionally ...

Technology Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Announced for Switch, PS4, and PC
Author: 0 Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Announced for Switch, PS4, and PC

It is working with Rising Star Games on Harvest Moon Lil' Farmers for mobile devices. No release date was announced, but Harvest Moon: Light of Hope will be playable at E3 2017 in June. There's a lot more Harvest Moon content coming this year as part of the 20th anniversary . There, they will not only need to help rebuild the town and build a little piece of the land to call their own, but they will need to fix the local lighthouse for plot reasons that haven't been fully detailed as of ...

Technology Global cyber attack affects 200000 victims - Europol chief
Author: 0 Global cyber attack affects 200000 victims - Europol chief

The virus also has a wormlike features that looks for other vulnerable systems once it's embedded in your computer, which means it can spread to other computers in a network. "Most people are not paying this, so there ain't a lot of money being made with this by criminal organisations so far", he said. It has hit Telefonica in Spain, FedEx in the U.S and the National Health Service in the UK.

Author: 0 British cyber whiz hailed 'accidental hero' after stopping global virus

He said the ransomware was unique because it was used in combination with a worm - allowing it to spread through an infected computer through an entire network. "But our immediate priority as a government is to disrupt the attack , restore affected services as soon as possible, and establish who was behind it so we can bring them to justice".

Author: 0 Microsoft offers free security fixes following global cyberattack

Ransomware is a type of malicious software that restricts access to your computer or network and threatens to delete your data within an allotted time unless you pay a ransom. "Just imagine the amount of money an OS manufacturing company can make if all the XP is replaced with a new OS", he asked. "All stakeholders, public and private, need to take the responsibility seriously", Schinas said.

Author: 0 A Dublin punter has just won big with this outrageous golf bet

At 21 years, 10 months and 16 days, Kim is the youngest victor of the tournament considered the fifth major on the PGA Tour. PRESIDENTS CUP: Along with all the perks for winning - starting with a five-year exemption on the PGA Tour - Si Woo Kim thought about becoming the next South Korean player in the Presidents Cup later this summer.

Technology Judge tells Uber to return Waymo files taken by engineer
Author: 0 Judge tells Uber to return Waymo files taken by engineer

As with any press announcement, a dearth of detail opens the door to speculation, along with some interesting insights and interpretations. To catch up, Lyft has agreed to partner up with Google parent company Alphabet's Waymo, which has been investing into self-driving tech for years.

Technology Phantom Dust Re-Release Coming to Xbox One, PC for Free
Author: 0 Phantom Dust Re-Release Coming to Xbox One, PC for Free

As an Xbox Play Anywhere title, progression will continue across both platforms seamlessly. The re-release of card battle RPG arena fighter will be free starting tomorrow on Xbox One and Windows 10 complete with progression syncing and roaming in-app purchases.

Author: 0 More WannaCry ransomware variants to come

He argued there should be "a new requirement for governments to report vulnerabilities to vendors, rather than stockpile, sell, or exploit them". WannaCry paralyzed computers running mostly older versions of Microsoft Windows in some 150 countries.

Technology Expert finds more North Korea links in ransomware attack
Author: 0 Expert finds more North Korea links in ransomware attack

Researchers at Symantec and Kaspersky Lab also found similarities between WannaCry malware in the latest cyberattack and previous attacks blamed on North Korea. Security researchers in the meantime have been disassembling the malicious software, known as WannaCry, in hopes of uncovering clues to who released it.

Technology Browns rumors: DeShone Kizer hopes to start in 2017
Author: 0 Browns rumors: DeShone Kizer hopes to start in 2017

It is also worth mentioning that Kizer notably left the Fighting Irish after just two seasons - in addition to a redshirt season back in 2014 - in order to take his talents to the professional ranks of the NFL. Osweiler, who turned down the chance to succeed Peyton Manning on the Super Bowl 50 Champion Denver Broncos squad, signed a lucrative $72 million contract with the Houston Texans only to be a bad disappointment.

Author: 0 Cyber warning to South Africans after global attack

Carmaker Renault said one of its French plants, which employs 3,500 people, wasn't reopening Monday as a "preventative step". The version of WannaCry that spread through EternalBlue on Friday had a quirk: It tried to contact an unregistered domain and halted its execution when it could reach it, stopping the infection.

Author: 0 Aussies hunker down as WannaCry ransomware attacks escalate

Europol said a special task force at its European Cybercrime Centre was "specially created to assist in such investigations and will play an important role in supporting the investigation". The companies and government agencies targeted were diverse. "We are implementing remediation steps as quickly as possible", it said in a statement .

Author: 0 Motorola to tackle budget smartphones one more time with C

The 5-inch display has a resolution of 854×480, there's a MediaTek MT6580m 64-bit quad-core 1.1GHz processor under the hood, a microSD slot, and it's unlocked to support both GSM and CDMA networks. Jumping straight to the specifications , the Moto C Plus features a 5-inch HD display and is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor along with Mali-T720 GPU.

Technology Instagram rips off Snapchat, again -- this time with face filters
Author: 0 Instagram rips off Snapchat, again -- this time with face filters

Previously, the company has also made the case that its users are unique in that they spend far more time in Snapchat than they do in other apps. The world's largest social media network has already added several Snapchat-like features such as Stories, which allows users to upload pictures and video slideshows that disappear after 24 hours.