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Author: 0 Large Ransomware Attack Affects Companies in Over 70 Countries

The Spanish telecommunications giant Telefonica had its systems brought down by ransomware that showed a ransom screen identical to those hitting English hospitals. It won't be able to exploit the vulnerability targetted by Wanna Crypt because it is singularly targetted towards the unsupported Windows versions. XP support, for instance, ended more than three years ago .

Author: 0 Massive ransomware infection hits computers in 99 countries

According to The Wall Street Journal, the malware believed to be behind the attacks encrypts data on infected computers and essentially holds it for ransom. "Everyone's vulnerable right now because you're only as strong as your weakest link within your organisation from a cyber-perspective". A massive ransomware campaign appears to have infected a number of organisations around the world.

Electronics Rumour: New Assassin's Creed is called Origins
Author: 0 Rumour: New Assassin's Creed is called Origins

With their back to the gamer, we can see them wielding a bow and arrow. The text found in the image , "Assassinate the Crocodile" - "Follow Shadya to Khenut's villa" also confirms the ancient Egypt setting, as Khenut was a Queen of Egypt.

Electronics Paradox Interactive and Haemimont Games Announce Surviving Mars at PDXCON 2017
Author: 0 Paradox Interactive and Haemimont Games Announce Surviving Mars at PDXCON 2017

The next game from the developer of Tropico is Surviving Mars , a new management game due out in 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac and Linux. What we will say is that Surviving Mars is a hardcore survival city-builder, where players will be tasked with creating a livable colony in the harsh, hostile environs of Mars, floating far removed from any help.

Electronics Google Integrates Street View In Google Maps
Author: 0 Google Integrates Street View In Google Maps

Tapping on the Street View image opens it up full-screen, properly facing the direction you're going on the route. We reached out to Google for further confirmation, and the company said the feature has been widely available since early in May, and is now offered to Android users worldwide.

Electronics EA strongly hints Battlefront II has microtransactions
Author: 0 EA strongly hints Battlefront II has microtransactions

If Star Wars Battlefront 2 can provide a compelling, interesting experience that meets and even exceeds gamer expectations, EA shouldn't have any trouble matching or beating the success of Star Wars Battlefront . The newest Star Wars Battlefront game will implement certain elements of fan feedback, containing a new story, new game modes, characters, locations and vehicles.

Author: 0 Ransomware Attack Targets Thousands of Windows Computers Worldwide

Security software maker Avast said it had observed more than 57,000 infections in 99 countries. Russia's interior ministry said it had "localised the virus" following an "attack on personal computers using Windows operating system". The statement said antivirus systems are working to destroy it. On Wednesday, hackers disputed the websites of several French media companies and aerospace giant Airbus.

Author: 0 Large Cyber Attack Hits England's NHS Hospital System; Ransoms Demanded

Hospitals across England have been hit by a large-scale cyber-attack, the National Health Service (NHS) said, which has locked staff out of their computers and forced many trusts to divert emergency patients. The emergencies ministry told Russian news agencies it had repelled the cyber attacks while Sberbank said its cyber security systems had prevented viruses from entering its systems.

Electronics Ransomware attack: What you need to know
Author: 0 Ransomware attack: What you need to know

A hacking group released details on the exploit in April when they published a collection of spy tools allegedly used by the National Security Agency online. Other health-care centers, meanwhile, turned off their computers to avoid potential infiltration. "At this stage we do not have any evidence that patient data has been accessed".

Electronics Habitat, Lowe's team up for National Women Build Week in Savannah
Author: 0 Habitat, Lowe's team up for National Women Build Week in Savannah

In Frederick County Maryland, The Habitat for Humanity has teamed up with Lowe's to celebrate National Women Build Week in a special way, building a home from the ground up. "Now we're moving into more health and safety stuff inside and outside the house". "A lot of women are a little bit scared, maybe they never lifted a hammer before, or never used power tools, so this is a safe zone, were ready to teach you what you're doing, we promise the house isn't going to fall on you", says Boudreaux.

Electronics Gloucester Rugby 17 Stade Francais 25 - Premiership Rugby
Author: 0 Gloucester Rugby 17 Stade Francais 25 - Premiership Rugby

Stade Français: 15 Hugo Bonneval, 14 Waisea Vuidarvuwalu, 13 Geoffrey Doumayrou, 12 Jonathan Danty, 11 Djibril Camara, 10 Jules Plisson, 9 Will Genia, 1 Heinke van der Merwe, 2 Remi Bonfils, 3 Rabah Slimani, 4 Hugh Pyle, 5 Paul Gabrillagues, 6 Antoine Burban, 7 Jonathan Ross, 8 Sergio Parisse.

Author: 0 Ransomware takes down hospitals, businesses in at least 2 countries

Dozens of countries were hit with a huge cyberextortion attack Friday that locked up computers and held users' files for ransom at a multitude of hospitals, companies and government agencies. Pictures posted on social media showed screens of NHS computers with images demanding payment of $300 worth of the online currency Bitcoin, saying: "Ooops, your files have been encrypted!" "It had a countdown clock ticking down, stating that all data would be deleted unless a payment was received within ...

Electronics Microsoft's Xamarin Live Player speeds up iOS app development
Author: 0 Microsoft's Xamarin Live Player speeds up iOS app development

For developers with Visual Studio 2017 on their PCs, Microsoft released an update (version 15.2) that includes the return of the Python and Data Science workloads and support for TypeScript 2.2, Guthrie announced. Microsoft acquired Xamarin in March 2016, and integrated it with its app development platform, Visual Studio. But Xamarin lets developers write an application one time and port it to multiple OSes, including iOS, Google Android, Windows and macOS.

Electronics Windows 10 gets chummy with Apple, iTunes in next version
Author: 0 Windows 10 gets chummy with Apple, iTunes in next version

However, the build doesn't yet include any of the brand-new features built into the OS that Microsoft previewed during Build today. This is also good news for Microsoft as the company has been looking to add some of the more popular applications to the Windows 10 Store.

Electronics Emirates airline profits sink 82% amid 'destabilising events'
Author: 0 Emirates airline profits sink 82% amid 'destabilising events'

In an airfreight market that remained challenging with fast-changing demand patterns, Emirates' cargo division reported a revenue of Dh10.6 billion ($2.8 billion), a decline of 5 per cent over a year ago, while tonnage carried slightly increased by 3 per cent to reach 2.6 million tonnes.

Author: 0 Global extortion cyberattack hits dozens of nations

IT security firms Kaspersky Lab and Avast said they had identified the malware behind the attack in upward of 70 countries, although both said the attack had hit Russian Federation hardest. As similar widespread ransomware attacks were reported in Spain, Romania and elsewhere, experts warned that online extortion attempts by hackers are a growing menace.

Author: 0 British hospitals hit by ransomware cyberattack

Ransomware does not traditionally aim to steal personal or sensitive data held on a computer or system, instead focusing on blocking access to and threatening to delete files. We would hope that the hospitals that have been hit have already devised and implemented a comprehensive backup recovery plan that will allow them to recover all encrypted files with minimal effort.

Author: 0 Looking for iTunes or Linux? Just head to Microsoft's Windows Store

Microsoft made an announcement at its Build developer conference. " Microsoft has grown and matured in its use of and contributions to open source technology", said Jim Zemlin, Executive Director of The Linux Foundation then. The biggest problem however, is the fact that Windows 10 S only allows apps from the Windows Store. If Microsoft can really convince users and developers alike to take another chance and embrace the Windows Store, it could change Windows as we know it.

Author: 0 Windows 10 S has an 'Edge' over browsing

While speculation about Microsoft's plans to release new hardware has mounted for months, perhaps the biggest surprise was the launch of Windows 10 S , a version of the operating system optimized for classroom environment. That said, the Edge browser is constantly improving and has been noticed to be faster as well as power efficient on Windows 10 mobile devices like notebooks and laptops.

Electronics Trump's plan to cut corporate tax would be profit tailwind
Author: 0 Trump's plan to cut corporate tax would be profit tailwind

Berkshire Hathaway Inc Chairman Warren Buffett fumed Saturday that health care costs are eating away at the US economy like "tapeworm" and said the Republican approach to overhaul Obamacare is a tax cut for the rich. "It was huge what they did on cutting taxes for the rich", he said. Berkshire and 3G control Kraft Heinz Co KHC.O and recently tried to merge it with Unilever NV ULVR.L UNc.AS for $143 billion, but was rebuffed.

Electronics Here's how Apple is making its money outside of iPhone sales
Author: 0 Here's how Apple is making its money outside of iPhone sales

The news, which Cook disclosed in an interview with CNBC's Jim Cramer, indicates that Apple's executive leadership is intent on heading off any potential conflicts between the company and President Trump, who has promised to bring jobs back and pressure corporations to invest more domestically.

Author: 0 Six reasons why Windows 10 S will succeed where Windows RT failed

Dubbed Windows S , it's meant to be cheaper and less resource intensive than Windows 10 Home or Pro by having fewer programs running in the background, while being easier to manage and secure since you can only install apps from Microsoft's Windows Store.

Electronics Samsung Z4 with Tizen 3.0 OS launched, coming soon to India
Author: 0 Samsung Z4 with Tizen 3.0 OS launched, coming soon to India

The Tizen OS powered device will be made available in Black, Gold, and Silver colour variants depending on the market. Samsung has launched a new smartphone in their Z series and this new one is called the Z4. The convenient features include Quick Torch, Quick Talk, Quick Launch of the camera or Quick Switch without returning to the home screen. It is backed by a 2,050mAh battery .

Electronics A slightly smarter Apple Watch could detect signs of a stroke
Author: 0 A slightly smarter Apple Watch could detect signs of a stroke

Cardiogram, a startup working on algorithms to make the Apple Watch's heart rate data clinically actionable, announced some results today from its mRhythm Study . The Apple Watch launched with quite a bit of fanfare, but the device never exactly became the revolutionary and game-changing product that some analysts were expecting and hoping for.

Electronics Apple iPhone Will Cost $1000, Goldman Says
Author: 0 Apple iPhone Will Cost $1000, Goldman Says

Currently, the most expensive iPhone Apple sells is the 256GB iPhone 7 Plus for $969. The stock was sold at an average price of $148.76, for a total transaction of $10,041,300.00. To snap better photos from a unique angle, for example, Apple recommends tilting the iPhone 7, looking straight up, or getting low on a subject before snapping the picture.

Author: 0 Trump Administration Doubles Down on Comey Firing

The White House is facing criticism for a possible security breach after it allowed a Russian news service photographer into the Oval Office to take photos of U.S. Meeting Lavrov the next day was considered a questionable move, and it has been suggested it wasn't one the White House wanted to publicize. We discussed Syria and Ukraine.

Electronics New Amazon Building In Seattle Will Include A Homeless Shelter
Author: 0 New Amazon Building In Seattle Will Include A Homeless Shelter

Amazon will work with Mary's Place to temporarily move the families to another former hotel across the street as it builds the new, permanent home . The hotel will be demolished, and rather than kick out the nonprofit that runs the shelter housed there, Amazon will spend tens of millions to construct a permanent shelter in the building that will eventually replace it, according to the Times .

Electronics Opera's new browser gives you direct access to WhatsApp, Messenger, and Telegram
Author: 0 Opera's new browser gives you direct access to WhatsApp, Messenger, and Telegram

Opera Reborn comes with Facebook Messenger, Telegram and Whatsapp access direct from the browser sidebar, with shortcuts allowing users to instantly switch between messengers. As well as the messaging sidebar, Opera Reborn debuts a redesigned UI, offering animated icons, colorful themes, and a dedicated dark mode. Now the regular Opera implements one of its best features - pinning messengers in the desktop browser .

Electronics New iPad Pro 2 Leak Points to June WWDC Launch
Author: 0 New iPad Pro 2 Leak Points to June WWDC Launch

The fact that a large case manufacturer like Urban Armor is taking the possibility of a 10.5-inch iPad seriously lends weight to the rumors about the device's existence. It will also be water-resistant with features such as an A10x processor that is set to deliver a fast performance, super thin bezels, new Apple pencil, Touch bar feature, Touch ID sensor, and a 12 MP camera with a True Tone Flash.

Author: 0 Apple iPhone 5S tops premium smartphones in India

China's rising brand, Oppo R9s was in third place with almost nine-million sold, followed by Samsung's Galaxy J3 with a bit over six-million. OPPO is wildly popular in China and growing rapidly across India. Mid-range smartphone segment in India has seen a major growth of over 158 percent in the past year, thanks to many Chinese companies like Xiaomi, Oppo, Motorola and Lenovo, the mid-range segment is flooded with tons of smartphones.

Author: 0 United Kingdom hospitals divert ambulances after 'ransomware' cyber attack

Hospitals across England reported the cyber attack was causing huge problems to their services and the public in areas affected were being advised to only seek medical care for emergencies. Spain's national cryptology centre, a division of the country's intelligence services, said the ransomware used in the attacks was of the WannaCry type which locks targeted files with a secret encryption algorithm.

Electronics Injustice 2 Released on iOS, Goes Up for Pre-Registrations on Android
Author: 0 Injustice 2 Released on iOS, Goes Up for Pre-Registrations on Android

While it is claimed that " Injustice 2 " for the mobile gets improved combat and story mode, some players are still seeing the lack of detail despite being a mobile game. Developed by NetherRealm Studios, Injustice 2 is a DC-themed action game that provides its players with the opportunity to control their favorite DC superheroes and supervillains and take out some less beloved characters controlled by other players or the game's AI.

Author: 0 Microsoft's New Windows 10 S Is Targeting The Education Market

The company detailed the operating system at an education-focused event in NY. Saying it was inspired by students and teachers and is "the best Windows ever for schools", the company argued that Windows 10 S "is ideal for people who have everything they need in the Windows Store and prefer the peace of mind that comes with removing the risk of downloading apps from other places".

Electronics Dems convinced health bill jeopardizes GOP's monopoly in DC
Author: 0 Dems convinced health bill jeopardizes GOP's monopoly in DC

The end result could look quite different from what narrowly cleared the House of Representatives Thursday. In recent days, Cassidy has discussed ways his proposal could improve upon the House bill. They pass a bill through the House. And at the same time, the Republicans had begun to show that perhaps they can come together and govern the country now that they control Washington in full.

Author: 0 European Union judge says Uber could be obliged to obtain permits

Ruling that Uber is a transport service is likely to affect its operations in Estonia, Poland, Czech Republic, and Finland. In a statement, Uber said it would await the final ruling later this year, but added it wouldn't change how it is already regulated in most European Union countries.

Electronics Android Auto 2.3 Hints at adding New Experimental Home Cards
Author: 0 Android Auto 2.3 Hints at adding New Experimental Home Cards

But left out the essential Google Play Store. Basically, Google classifies the Android apps and grants those apps permissions , but there is only a Normal level and unsafe level. FalseGuide and Skinner discovered on Google Play are two recent examples. Now, Google has confirmed that the company is not going to fix the Android permissions issues until the release of Android O , which is the next operating system.

Electronics Isuzu launches mu-X priced up to Rs 25.99 lakh
Author: 0 Isuzu launches mu-X priced up to Rs 25.99 lakh

This competitor has been finally launched in India and it's none other than Isuzu MU-X 2017. The big diesel engine is connected to a sequential shift automatic gearbox, in 4 x 4 as well as 4 x 2 configuration. The mu-X is also nearly like a personal air-conditioned theatre on wheels as it has in the rear roof-mounted 10-inch DVD entertainment monitor with great surround sound.

Author: 0 Microsoft brings Minecraft to the Nintendo Switch

Starting with its now traditional E3 2017 video presentation - now dubbed Nintendo Spotlight as opposed to its traditional "Direct" format - the platform holder will be showing off new details of its big holiday title, Super Mario Odyssey, as well as other Nintendo Switch games launching this year.

Author: 0 Microsoft aims to create a more versatile Windows 10

In terms of features, there are a lot of new things coming with the Fall Creators Update but Microsoft showed off some of the main headline features at Build . This is Microsoft's new design language, meant to deliver an "intuitive, harmonious, responsive and inclusive cross-device experiences and interactions".

Electronics Google's Allo morphs your selfies into custom emojis
Author: 0 Google's Allo morphs your selfies into custom emojis

Turning selfies into emojis isn't as simple as it might sound. Then, the feature will generate 22 custom stickers using the design, Fast Company reported . Once the visual properties have been determined, the neural network generates a sticker by matching features of your face to the artwork it's supplied with.

Electronics HTC U 11 To Feature '360 Real Life Recording'
Author: 0 HTC U 11 To Feature '360 Real Life Recording'

Audio though is another matter altogether. HTC's upcoming flagship handset is just around the corner and while we know it will feature a unique touch sensitive frame to control certain features, today the company has teased us with yet another feature.

Electronics Buffett 'blew it' by not buying stock in Amazon and Google
Author: 0 Buffett 'blew it' by not buying stock in Amazon and Google

Buffett is known for his candor and plain speaking. "I can't recall sending anything out to our managers saying: "Let's do this because the tax law is going to change", Buffett said. Several said they got there almost five hours before doors opened around 6:45 a.m. Berkshire said its insurance businesses swung to a $267 million underwriting loss from a year-earlier profit of $213 million.

Electronics Indian police arrest three over IPL betting racket
Author: 0 Indian police arrest three over IPL betting racket

Police officials said five mobile phones, a laptop and 490,000 rupees (£5,900/$7,600/€7,000) had been recovered from the men, who are still being questioned over the allegations. "Additional water would make the pitch damp and it would be a low-scoring affair", a BCCI source said. Who can assume that Delhi Daredevils will end up winning the match beating the staggering 195 total score when the active batsmen like Karun Nair and Shreyas Iyer walked into the pavilion.

Author: 0 Trump calls Comey a 'showboat,' denies colluding with Russian Federation

Democrats have called for a special counsel to look into the matter. "When I chose to just do it [fire Comey]", Trump said, "I said to myself, I said, you know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made-up story, it's an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won".