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Global cyberattack: What you need to know

Global cyberattack: What you need to know

If victims don't have a recent back-up of the files they must either pay the ransom or face losing all of their files. India-based employees at Beiersdorf, makers of Nivea skin care products, and Reckitt Benckiser, which owns Enfamil and Lysol, told Reuters the ransomware attack had impacted some of their systems in the country.



Houston Rockets 'serious threat' to land Chris Paul

The Spurs are thought to be the biggest threats to sign Paul away from the Clippers , but the Rockets have placed Lou Williams , Ryan Anderson and Patrick Beverley on the trade block in order to create more cap space. Paul will become a free agent in July once the NBA's new year begins. But the Clippers, sources said, continue to worry that they won't be able to convince Paul to remain, despite their considerable financial advantage over external suitors.


Microsoft is building a smart antivirus using 400 million PCs

Microsoft is building a smart antivirus using 400 million PCs

Starting with the Redstone 3 release ( Fall Creators Update ) Microsoft will finally integrate Windows Defender ATP across the entire threat protection stack which includes protecting, detection, and response pillars. The company planned to integrate it in the Creators Update , but did not go through with the plan at that time. If someone accidentally downloads malware or if a zero day is encountered, Application Guard isolates and contains the threat.



Facebook crosses two billion monthly users

Also, every month, more than 1 billion people used Groups . With access to more than 2.6 billion users including those on Instagram , advertisers can not afford to ignore the juggernaut that is Facebook . Facebook defines hate speech as "anything that directly attacks people based on what are known as their "protected characteristics" - race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, sex, gender, gender identity, or serious disability or disease".


Ukraine deputy prime minister says government computer network down

Ukraine deputy prime minister says government computer network down

Earlier in the day, the State Security Service of Ukraine said that a number of the country's government agencies and private companies were affected by the ransomware attack. Microsoft issued a security fix in March, but Chris Wysopal, chief technology officer at the security firm Veracode, warned that would only be effective if 100 percent of computers on a company's network were patched, saying that if one computer were infected, the malware could use a backup mechanism to spread to ...


Companies hit by global ransomware attack on June 27

Companies hit by global ransomware attack on June 27

A new ransomware attack has crippled businesses, financial institutions, and airlines throughout Europe . The hack has caused widespread disruption, with company and government officials reporting major disruption to the Ukrainian power grid, banks and government offices.