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French Researchers Say They Found a Last-Ditch Cure to Unlock WannaCry Files

Windows XP was one of the versions of Windows to be affected by the WannaCry ransomware attack , and despite the patch released by Microsoft, there were still thousands of computers which ended by being affected. As security researcher Kevin Beaumont pointed out , the NSA's Eternal Blue exploit that WannaCry attackers used to spread the ransomware once inside a network can not be used to infect Windows XP machines on that network.



French researchers claim cure for WannaCry-infected computers

In April, the Shadow Brokers leaked several cyber weapons online after reportedly hacking the NSA's Equation Group. The virus displays a message asking for $300 ransom in bitcoins to unlock the system. Latest development on the issue The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), the central agency coordinating efforts on cyber security issues, has issued a "critical alert" and has advised the installation of relevant "patches" to protect against any data breaches.



NSA 'WannaCry' hackers have 'compromised' data that could include foreign nuclear codes

The attackers have also only made around $50,000 in ransom demands so far, indicating that the vast majority of victims simply aren't paying up. Microsoft had issued a patch on March 14, but many computers hadn't run the update . "Hopefully people are learning how important it is to apply these patches", said Darien Huss, a senior security research engineer for cybersecurity firm Proofpoint, who helped stem the reach of the weekend attack.


Google I/O 2017: What's next for Google payments?

Google I/O 2017: What's next for Google payments?

There's no doubting that's a good thing from a privacy perspective, but it might hinder the company from arming Siri with the information she needs to be an expert on the user's life. Google said that while it is happy with the momentum of its Daydream virtual reality platform based on using smartphone as screens in headsets, it is working with partners on stand-alone virtual reality gear.



It's Important to Protect Yourself from Ransomware Attacks. Here's How!

Brad Smith, Microsoft's top lawyer, criticized US intelligence agencies for "stockpiling" software code that can be used by hackers. According to various reports , this attack avenue has been developed by the National Security Agency ( NSA ) in the United States as a cyber-weapon and it was leaked to the public earlier in April along with other classified data allegedly stolen from the agency.