Cyber-security is not often top of the headlines across the world, but there was an exception last week as massive ransomware attack infected thousands of machines across the world, affecting many big companies and, perhaps most notably, the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK.
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Experts were urging organizations and companies to update older Microsoft operating systems immediately to limit vulnerability to a more powerful version of the malware - or to future versions that can't be stopped. The company said it had released a security update back in March to protect Windows system computers against such attacks, but said many computers "remained unpatched globally".
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Japanese broadcaster NTV reported 600 companies in that country had been hit, and automaker Nissan and the Hitachi conglomerate said they were addressing the problem at their units that were affected. The NSA tools were stolen by hackers and dumped on the internet. A young cybersecurity researcher has been credited with helping to halt the ransomware's spread by accidentally activating a so-called "kill switch" in the malicious software.
Thus, Microsoft has also made a decision to protect even its older customers, thus, update the Windows Defender engine to protect your computer. "Which we will", she said. "We are working with customers to provide additional assistance as this situation evolves", the company said. Once a vulnerable PC becomes infected, the computer will attempt to spread to other machines over the local network as well as over the internet.
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Russian Federation and Britain were among the worst hit countries. Mr Tehan declined to provide details on the three affected companies, but said the first Australian company reported as hit was not "a government organisation or a hospital or anything like that".
Director for Centre for Cyber Security Research at Deakin University, Professor Yang Xiang, said it was not ethical to pay ransom for data. The man, known as MalwareTech , has predicted that another attack is coming "quite likely on Monday".
In a blog post on Sunday, Microsoft Corp MSFT.O President Brad Smith confirmed what researchers already widely concluded: The attack made use of a hacking tool built by the U.S. The security firm Symantec also found links between Lazarus and WannaCry. But none reported that they had data encrypted or that they suffered significant disruptions.
Payment is demanded within three days or the price is doubled, and if none is received within seven days the locked files will be deleted, according to the screen message. A divert remained in place for trauma, stroke and urgent heart attack treatment, where diagnostic services are required, at the Lister Hospital, part of East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust (Midlands & East).
The number of affected networks and individuals is likely to go up, he said, because "many workers left their computer turned on last Friday and will probably find out that they are also affected by the malware on Monday morning". "I can not put my hand on my heart and say that means we are 100 per cent cyber secure", he said. The 5,500-strong Renault factory in Douai, northern France, one of the most important vehicle plants in the country, will not open on Monday due to the attack , ...
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Microsoft's President and Chief Legal Officer, Brad Smith, says this week's WannaCry attack "provides yet another example of why the stockpiling of vulnerabilities by governments is such a problem". One of the suggestions Smith makes is to treat vulnerabilities in the same way other weapons are handled. The attack therefore spread faster than previous, smaller-scale ransomware attacks.
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He became an global sensation after he prevented hundreds of thousands of computers from being infected by the virus that wreaked havoc across the NHS . After that, the price would be doubled. It threatens to delete files within seven days if no payment is made. Nearly 50 United Kingdom health trusts are believed to have been targeted by hackers scrambling data and demanding a ransom in the digital currency Bitcoin in return for making it accessible again and threatening to delete it if ...
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Russia's Interior Ministry acknowledged a ransomware attack on its computers. Researchers with security software maker Avast said they had observed 57,000 infections in 99 countries with Russia, Ukraine and Taiwan the top targets. Local experts on Saturday scrambled to ensure hospitals and other public facilities did not fall victim to the massive ransomware operation, which had seen patients turned away and operations cancelled in Britain.
A senior nurse with NHS Lanarkshire in Scotland posted a video on Twitter appealing to members of the public "to stay away from acute hospitals unless it's an absolute emergency situation" while its IT systems remain affected. In February 2016, the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Centre in California said it had paid a $17,000 ransom to regain control of its computers from hackers.
Bossert, to determine what the government's response to these attacks will be, noted the Times. Also enjoying strong protection from liability over the cyber attack is the U.S. Do not click on links or download software you don't know anything about. Dame Fiona and the Care Quality Commission wrote to Mr Hunt to highlight a "lack of understanding of security issues", the newspaper said, and that "the external cyber threat is becoming a bigger consideration".
For a while Microsoft has played with the idea of releasing a remake of its classic strategy fighting game Phantom Dust , where the on-screen action melds with the mechanics of a competitive card game. We'll be sure to update this story once the game is available for download! Greenberg also later revealed via Twitter that the game will be free forever as 'a free gift to our unbelievable fans', and that players can expect 'some nice frame rate updates' alongside the re-master's ...
Security agencies are hunting for those behind a crippling cyber attack which has so far hit hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide, including at government agencies, factories and health services . Tech companies such as Microsoft also have a responsibility to be constantly on guard with cyber security-which also means constant updates on its software systems.
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