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Japan Inc. sees no major impact from ransomware

By then, the "ransomware" attack had hobbled Britain's hospital network and computer systems in several countries, in an effort to extort money from computer users. "The numbers are still going up", Wainwright said. "This suggests the infection may be coming under control", the statement said. Asia was believed to be the hardest hit, with more than 40,000 businesses and institutions falling victim to the malware scam.



Ex-NSA Official Confirms Ransomware Based on Flaw Swiped from NSA

But not everyone is prompt or has the access to update their systems, leading to untold vulnerable computers around the world. In Indonesia, the ransomware locked patient files on computers in two hospitals in the capital, Jakarta, causing delays.



'Targeted attack gone wrong': Was the WannaCry ransomware epidemic an accident?

This is the reason why many security experts are advising victims to upgrade their Windows OS to the latest version to protect their computers against the cyber attack. Hopefully there are going to be plenty of lessons learned from the WannaCry fracas, and with any luck, it will see folks finally abandoning Windows XP for good - and that's certainly something that needs to happen as XP is still the third most-used desktop operating system in the world.


Adviser denies report President Trump shared secret information with Russians

Adviser denies report President Trump shared secret information with Russians

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called the intelligence uproar a distraction from GOP priorities such as tax reform and replacing the health care law. Neither the Central Intelligence Agency nor the NSA commented on the issue to the Post . The information, said to be connected to an Islamic State plot using laptops onboard passenger aircraft, was given to the U.S.


Nintendo is Bringing 'The Legend of Zelda' to iPhone

Nintendo is Bringing 'The Legend of Zelda' to iPhone

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which launched on Switch and Wii U in March, has become one of the most critically acclaimed games of all time . Either way, we're pretty excited to play Zelda on mobile regardless. Instead, players run a few levels for free and then unlock the full game with a one-time $10 purchase.


Hospital Trust 'remains vigilant' after cyber attack

Hospital Trust 'remains vigilant' after cyber attack

There were only a handful of cases reported in Australia and New Zealand. Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer at the Helsinki-based cyber security company F-Secure, told AFP it was the biggest ransomware outbreak in history, saying that 130,000 systems in more than 100 countries had been affected.