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Dozens of countries hit by record cyberextortion attack

West Coast said late Saturday that the attack could be diminishing. "I can not put my hand on my heart and say that means we are 100 per cent cyber secure", he told reporters in Perth today. Xinhua state news agency said some secondary schools and universities were hit. The U.K.'s National Cyber Security Center said it is "working round the clock" to restore vital health services. Read More »

Chinese universities hit by extortion attack

The countries, including India, were hit by what is believed to be the biggest-ever recorded cyberattack on Friday with investigators looking for those behind the hack that affected systems at banks, hospitals and government agencies globally, media reports said. Read More »

Des sites de production en France à l'arrêt après la cyberattaque — Renault

C'est une attaque internationale, plusieurs pays et organisations ont été victimes [.] Il semble que les informations de confidentialité concernant les patients n'ont pas été compromises " a déclaré la Première ministre britannique. Le message précise que si le paiement n'est pas effectué dans les sept jours, les fichiers infectés seront effacés. Le constructeur automobile français Renault a été touché par la vague de cyberattaques simultanées menée vendredi contre des dizaines de pays, ... Read More »

Snapchat's user base is loyal, but that might not be enough

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Growth in Snapchat's user base slowed previous year after Instagram copied Snapchat's "Stories" feature, which lets users post short video clips that disappear after 24 hours. "We believe that everyone is going to develop a camera strategy", Spiegel continued, before dropping what can only be described as an epic burn. But there was clear bravado at the end of his answer: "Just because Yahoo has a search box, that doesn't mean they're Google". Read More »

Memphis man sets himself on fire on Facebook Live

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The frantic screams of witnesses can be heard in the background. The video continued to show flames on the ground. "It looked like a movie, like someone wearing a flame-retardant suit..." They asserted that a man set himself on fire in an attempt to kill himself while filming the whole thing on Facebook Live. Read More »

Plus de 75 000 victimes recensées dans le monde — Cyberattaque

Cette attaque informatique a été qualifiée d'"internationale" par la Première ministre britannique Theresa May. Le logiciel verrouille les fichiers des utilisateurs et les force à payer une somme d'argent sous forme de bitcoins pour en recouvrer l'usage: on l'appelle le " rançongiciel ". Read More »

ITunes and Apple Music coming to the Windows Store this year

In fact, the company was presenting it as the foremost selling point for the next major update to the Windows operating system - the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update . In the past, Microsoft has been using Xbox controllers for navigation in Windows Mixed Reality but the new motion controllers makes the input mechanism a lot more natural. Read More »

Organisations hit by global cyberattack

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We're seeking to have a global vision to see which sites have been affected. According to Automotive News , Renault temporarily ceased production at its Sandouville plant, while alliance partner Nissan halted assembly at its Sunderland plant in the United Kingdom amid ransomware worries. Read More »

North Korea: US, South Korean spies tried to kill Kim Jong Un

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The most recent missile test allegedly took place on April 29 from a site north of Pyongyang. Earlier this year, Kim Jong-un's half brother, Kim Jong-nam, was killed with the banned nerve agent VX at Kuala Lumpur worldwide airport. In recent weeks, the Trump administration and Asian allies to the US have ramped up military pressure on North Korea, which has remained defiant with missile tests, military parades and other saber-rattling gestures. Read More »

Donald Trump won't deny White House bugged with hidden cameras

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Warner is among the most outspoken Senate Democrats on Trump, particularly regarding the Russian Federation issue. Nick Ackerman, a former Assistant U.S. Comey again promised his "honesty", but did not pledge loyalty, the Times reported. In a statement, Durbin said that what he characterized as Trump's admission that he fired Comey because of the Russian Federation probe was "dangerously close to obstruction of justice". Read More »

Portugal's Salvador Sobral wins 2017 Eurovision Song Contest

The host country could only manage 23rd place out of 26 this time round. Bookmaker favorite Francesco Gabbani of Italy splits the difference. The madness that is the Eurovision Song Contest will return next year, live from Portugal. The Eurovision competition brought performers from 42 nations mostly across Europe to compete in a nationalist singing competition that previous year drew an estimated 204 million viewers across the continent and the world. Read More »

Five things NOT to buy your mom this Mothers Day

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On the fourth Sunday of Lent, Christians journeyed far and wide to a " mother " cathedral rather than worshiping in their local "daughter" parish. The first Mother's Day service was held one morning in 1908 at St. Roy, who came up with some memorable performances as a lead actress in films such as Do Bigha Zammen (1953), Garam Coat (1955) and Rani Roopmati (1957), became a household name after playing mother to Amitabh Bachchan and Shashi Kapoor in Yash Chopra's classic Deewar (1975). Read More »

FedEx confirms it hit by malware attack

A spokesman for the European Union's police agency, Europol, says Britain and Spain have asked for its support as they investigate the ransomware cyberattacks in those countries. The malicious software behind the onslaught appeared to exploit a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows that was supposedly identified by the US National Security Agency for its own intelligence-gathering purposes and was later leaked to the internet. Read More »

Austria heads for snap election as coalition shatters

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Kern's Social Democrats (SPO) and Sebastian Kurz's conservative People's Party (OVP) are coalition partners and have dominated Austrian politics for decades, but are now at daggers drawn. Kern, who took over as chancellor and SPO leader only a year ago, accused the OVP and Kurz of failing to honour a commitment they made in January to a package of measures aimed at breathing new life into their coalition and eroding support for the FPO. Read More »

Hubble spots pair of galaxies passing at high speed

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This particular object stands out from the crowd by actually being composed of two separate galaxies rushing past each other at about 2 million kilometres per hour. Such celestial crossings are regularly observed by Hubble, and the behavior of interacting galaxies can take many forms including galactic cannibalism, galaxy "harassment" and even galaxy collisions. Read More »

Global Cyber Attack Hits Hospitals, Companies

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The attacks, which experts said affected dozens of countries, used a technique known as ransomware that locks users' files unless they pay the attackers a designated sum in the virtual Bitcoin currency. The Guardian newspaper reported Saturday that the 22-year-old Britain-based researcher, identified online only as MalwareTech , found that the software's spread could be stopped by registering a garbled domain name. Read More »

Massive Ransomware Wave Hits Banks, Hospitals

Dozens of countries were hit with a huge cyberextortion attack Friday that locked up computers and held users' files for ransom at a multitude of hospitals, companies and government agencies. Shortly after that disclosure, Microsoft announced that it had already issued software "patches," or fixes, for those holes - but many users haven't yet installed the fixes or are using older versions of Windows. Read More »

Rain tapering to showers. Breezy and cool for Mother's Day

Rain will be steady and heavy at times between midnight and daybreak on Saturday . It will become a bit breezy this afternoon and another cool day is on tap with highs only in the lower to middle 50s. Wednesday: Sunny, warm. High: Low 80s. Light rain/drizzle in the morning, scattered showers in the afternoon. Tonight: Mostly cloudy, a lingering shower or two. Read More »

Tom Brady explains why he doesn't play as Patriots in 'Madden'

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The Madden Curse has felled a number of players over the years, but Brady has no room for superstitious colleagues. I'm not one to believe in curses, so I'm ready to take the challenge head on like always! The newest version of the game will run on the Frostbite engine which EA says "delivers a significant visual leap not only to the players, but crowds, stadiums and more". Read More »

Trump says he will nominate new Federal Bureau of Investigation director soon

Without Comey's testimony, it could be tough to determine what led to his dismissal - unless the tapes President Trump alluded to on Twitter materialize. White House communications staff, meantime, scrambled to answer questions from the media. Just before 2 p.m., two black SUVs drove through security and into the Justice Department courtyard. Read More »

Windows update to cultivate creative crowd

The obvious scenario would be that you go to your timeline on iPhone, find the Word doc you were typing up on your PC and tap it to get straight back to where you were, but Graph allows for less fiddly integrations too. The app also supports 3D models and lets you pin objects in scenes. Like Microsoft's previous video editing tool, Story Remix allows users to edit their footage with tools for adding soundtracks, annotations, transitions and special effects, according to The Next ... Read More »

Over 60 countries hit by huge cyberextortion attack

Ransomware leaked by hackers and stolen originally from NSA documents has been infecting computers worldwide Friday, with some of the first reports coming from hospitals and offices in England. According to the Times, the attack has affected at least 36 hospitals in England, and other attacks have been reported in 74 countries so far, per Consumerist , including the US, Russia, Spain, India, Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, Turkey, and Vietnam. Read More »

China pledges additional 100 billion Yuan for Silk Road

To bankroll these ambitions, the Chinese government created the $40bn Silk Road Fund in 2014; already, it has backed a dam in Pakistan and a liquefied natural gas operation in Russian Federation. Chinese Ambassador Yu said after the signing of the framework agreement that the initiative is not going to be China's "solo show", in an apparent indication that Beijing is aware of the criticism, as she described the project as a symphony performed by an orchestra. Read More »