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Takeaways From the WannaCry Ransomware Attack

Takeaways From the WannaCry Ransomware Attack

The NSA code was released in April by a hacking group calling itself Shadow Brokers, which had apparently failed to find a buyer for a large trove of NSA cyberweapons. WannaCry - also known as WannaCrypt and Wanna Decryptor - made headaches for system administrators the world over this past weekend when it exploited a vulnerability in all Windows operating systems bar a fully up-to-date Windows 10 to infect hundreds of thousands of machines and encrypt their files .


Should Kawhi Leonard play against Golden State? 2017 NBA Playoffs rewind

Should Kawhi Leonard play against Golden State? 2017 NBA Playoffs rewind

Kevin Durant top scored with 33 points, adding 10 rebounds, while Stephen Curry scored 21. No one knows if this is indeed the end of the line for the Argentinian great, but he's certainly added to his brilliant legacy in these playoffs: Big man David Lee was another casualty of the Spurs' bad playoff luck, sustaining a knee injury in the first quarter.


Chinese state media says U.S. should take some blame for cyber attack

Chinese state media says U.S. should take some blame for cyber attack

However, the evidence is not conclusive. It also alleges that Microsoft and NSA have close ties, and claims the NSA's hacking group has large enterprise contracts with the company. To complicate matters further, criminals who use ransomware often ask to be paid in Bitcoin or other forms of cryptocurrencies so that payments by victims can not be traced by law enforcement and intelligence agencies.



Windows 7 is most affected by WannaCry attack, Windows XP is 'insignificant'

WannaCry ransomware that has been wreaking havoc across globe since last friday, infecting over 300,000 computers in 150 nations threatens to lock out victims who have not paid a sum of $300 to $600 within one week of infection. Delpy named his free solution " wanakiwi " for decrypting infected devices without paying money. He added the software helps recover the prime numbers of the RSA private key that are used by WannaCry .


N. Korea fires missile in latest test, United States and S. Korea say

N. Korea fires missile in latest test, United States and S. Korea say

Pacific Command said it tracked the missile until it landed into the sea. The reclusive state has been working to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of striking the USA mainland. Pyongyang's aggressive push to boost its weapons program also makes it one of the most urgent foreign policy concerns for the Trump administration, though Washington has struggled to settle on a policy.


North Korea fires second ballistic missile in a week

North Korea fires second ballistic missile in a week

North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile from an area near its capital, Pyongyang, South Korea said. The North's latest launch came a week after North Korea successfully tested a new midrange missile that Pyongyang said could carry a heavy nuclear warhead.