Facebook Messenger Introduces World Effects, Augmented Reality 3D Objects
Predator is Coming to Ghost Recon Wildlands Tomorrow in Free DLC
The Most Popular Google Searches of 2017
Facebook is 'destroying how society works', former executive says
Apple buys music discovery app Shazam
All You Need To Know About WannaCry Ransomware
19 May 2017, 10:37 | Patty Hardy
Very few local individuals, businesses and/or organizations are vulnerable to the so-called "WannaCry" ransomware attack that hit much of the world over the weekend, but experts say it serves as a good reminder to always be vigilant about how computers, smartphones, and tablets are used.
Proofpoint said in a blog that symptoms of the attack include loss of access to shared Windows resources and degradation of PC and server performance, effects which some users may not notice immediately.
This story doesn't feel too surprising. A person who saw the pricing told the paper the fee increased to $1,000 per device. But is the public sector really any worse than the private sector at keeping its IT security up to date and avoiding cybercrime?
He was critical about the casual approach adopted by government sectors where old machines were still in use with nearly zero backup and no patches were ever applied making them open to such cyber threats. Download the latest security and anti-malware software right here on FileHippo - all for free. "Indian organizations are also vulnerable due to a lot of them using outdated (or not updated) versions of operating systems for business operations". Subsequently, Microsoft has released a patch specifically for older operating systems (including Windows XP) that are vulnerable to WannaCry. In 2014, the year support for XP ended, the software provider charged $200 per device, and that jumped to $400 per device in 2015.
The most likely reason that out-of-date systems are still being used is the cost of upgrading them. On May 12, some NHS services had to turn away non-critical emergencies and some ambulances were diverted. It is a real wake-up call for organisations that hold sensitive medical or personal information as to the devastating impact an attack can have.
"Single Greatest Witch Hunt in History" - President Trump
Bush, said government attorneys are usually required to recuse themselves from cases involving clients of their former firms. Trump has long bristled at the notion that Russian Federation played any role in his November election victory.
Browns sign Texas A&M's Myles Garrett, 1st overall pick
The defensive end was a three-year starter at Texas A&M, where he had 31 sacks, 141 tackles and seven forced fumbles. The mysterious lyrics to " Kiss from a Rose " only add to the mystery of why it was Garrett's choice.
So far the attack has crippled government services in India, Russia, Canada, Columbia, Indonesia, Slovakia, Romania and several others, and corporates like FedEx, Hitachi, Nissan, Sandvik, Renault and more. "You've got a really interesting attack vector".
The Australian Cyber Security Centre ("ACSC") issued urgent advice on 13 May 2017 (which it updated on 15 May 2017) to mitigate against the effects of WannaCry. There are government-backed initiatives to help small companies with cybersecurity, such as the UK's Cyber Essentials, but these don't have the scale to reach everyone or even identify and help those most in need.
A young cyber security researcher had accidentally found the kill switch of the ransomware by sheer luck and purchased an unregistered domain name for $10.69 in order to stop the attack.
Australia's corporate regulator, the Australian Securities & Investments Commission, has repeatedly made it clear that, (see here and here) as part of the directors' discharge of their statutory duties, it is ultimately the responsibility of the directors to be aware of the risks and ensure the organisation's technology and computers are safeguarded against potential cyber-attacks. Getting people to understand how is still a serious challenge.
Kolkata: The country is least prepared to tackle the ransomware virus "WannaCry" because of the low level of awareness about malicious software, a senior official looking after West Bengal's IT security said on Wednesday.
Word of Trump pick for FBI director could come within days
That night, he emerged from among the bushes in the dark at the White House and he addressed reporters about Comey's dismissal. Even as many agents bemoan the firing of Comey and the way he was treated, "they're turning the page", Nathanson said.
Mizuho Reiterates Buy Rating for Western Digital Corp (WDC)
The company reported $0.07 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.04 by $0.03. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 60,830 shares of the company's stock, valued at $5,495,382.20.
Ford to slash 10% of salaried jobs in North America, Asia
To potentially make matters worse-while investors portray Ford as behind the times-the USA auto market is said to have plateaued. The company plans to offer enticing retirement packages to salaried employees to reduce overall headcount, Reuters reports .
Microsoft criticises NSA's role in the global cyber attack
Moreover, in addition to Symantec , researchers at Google and Kaspersky Lab confirmed the coding similarities, the Times reports . Then there's the US government, whose Windows hacking tools were leaked to the internet and got into the hands of cybercriminals.