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Microsoft warns that Ransomware cyber-attack is a wake-up call

Microsoft warns that Ransomware cyber-attack is a wake-up call

Two security firms - Kaspersky Lab and Avast - said they identified the malicious software in more than 70 countries. He added that the rate of infection has slowed over the weekend. This situation could've been avoided if the users had downloaded Windows security patch released in March. Microsoft released patches last month and on Friday to fix a vulnerability that allowed the worm to spread across networks.



Some businesses in Asia disrupted by cyber attack, authorities brace for more

Mr Putin said the incident was "worrisome" but had done "no significant damage" in Russian Federation and called for urgent worldwide talks on countering the hackers. French carmaker Renault said its Douai plant, one of its biggest sites in France employing 5,500 people, would be shut on Monday as systems were upgraded.



CPEC is not directed at India, says China

China is injecting $18.8bn in the Silk Road fund to give more momentum in the initiative, Xi said . Earlier this week, White House spokesperson Sean Spicer said the United States will continue to work with China under the Belt and Road Initiative.



Almost 1 million tune in to watch Derek Jeter's speech

We went out there day in and day out trying to win, trying to do anything to help the team and more importantly trying to keep our jobs.”. "We've got a couple guys that played with him". When he began playing professionally, after a standout three-year career at LSU, he asked for No. 2 in Jeter's honor. He first met Jeter at an LSU-Alabama football tailgate party and saw him play live against the Diamondbacks at Chase Field.



Software Used in Global Cyber Attack on Friday Was Stolen from NSA

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. Smith wrote . The NSA alerted Microsoft about the issue three months ago and the company released an upgrade that patched the flaw. Microsoft is now confirming that the WannaCrypt exploits used in the attack on Friday were drawn from the trove of exploits stolen from the NSA.



Massive Ransomware Attack Affects Organizations Worldwide

Throughout the weekend, IT experts across the world have been working around the clock to try to undo damage caused by the ransomware and installing security patches on vulnerable machines to try to prevent the virus infecting more systems.