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Log in, look out: Cyber chaos may grow at workweek's start

Log in, look out: Cyber chaos may grow at workweek's start

The ransomware worm that stopped vehicle factories, hospitals, shops and schools over the weekend worldwide, with Asia having escaped the worst so far, could wreak fresh havoc on Monday when employees log back on, cyber security experts warned .


Hackers Strike 74 Countries with Stolen NSA Hacking Tool

Hackers Strike 74 Countries with Stolen NSA Hacking Tool

In Brazil, the social security system had to disconnect its computers and cancel public access. "These attacks underscore the fact that vulnerabilities will be exploited not just by our security agencies, but by hackers and criminals around the world", said Patrick Toomey of the American Civil Liberties Union.


Experts warn of fresh cyber-attack Monday

Experts warn of fresh cyber-attack Monday

Around a fifth of trusts were hit in Friday's attack, which affected hundreds of organisations around the world. "The recent attack is at an unprecedented level and will require a complex global investigation to identify the culprits", said Europol, Europe's police agency.



How to avoid the ransomware attack

Europol executive director Rob Wainwright said the situation could worsen on Monday when workers return to their offices after the weekend and log on. Smith, whose company's older system software such as Windows XP was exploited by the ransomware, wrote in a blog post: "The governments of the world should treat this attack as a wake-up call", Smith wrote.



European Union demands talks with U.S. over possible airline laptop ban

The restriction was introduced in March over fears that bombs or explosive materials could be concealed on electronic devices brought onboard. One issue that has become a focus for security officials is how to make sure that lithium batteries used in laptops aren't turned into bombs that can be detonated mid-air even if stored in luggage holds.


Microsoft Build 2017: The biggest announcements from this year's conference

Microsoft Build 2017: The biggest announcements from this year's conference

Expect to see more layering, motions and pop-out images once the Fall Creators update hits your machine. Windows 10 app developers can use these APIs to start revamping their existing apps with the new Fluent Design System , and designers can start designing Fluent Design System apps using the design kits .