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UK: 'Worst over' in cyber-attack

An equivalent scenario with conventional weapons would be the US military having some of its Tomahawk missiles stolen. A spokesman for May said the annual information technology budget in the NHS was 4.2 billion pounds and that an extra 50 million pounds had been allocated for updating cyber security.



X-ray services at Basingstoke hit by cyber attack

Shares of cyber-security and anti-virus companies are posting strong gains Monday morning, as experts worry about a return of the massive cyber attack that has paralyzed more than 200,000 computers in at least 150 countries, MarketWatch reports .



Global Cyber Attack: British Security Officials Warn of Weekday 'WannaCry' Spread

Experts advise people not to pay, as it would only encourage the attackers, there is no guarantee that they will unblock files, and may result in them gaining access to victims' bank details. Telecommunications company Telefonica was among many targets in Spain. French carmaker Renault was forced to stop production at sites in France, Slovenia and Romania, while FedEx said it was "implementing remediation steps as quickly as possible".


Number of cyberattack victims in Europe not rising as feared: Europol

Number of cyberattack victims in Europe not rising as feared: Europol

After taking computers over, it displayed messages demanding a payment of $300 (£230) in virtual currency Bitcoin to unlock files and return them to the user. He said banks had so far not borne the brunt of the attack. Europol's Wainwright underscored the point Sunday. The spread of the attack appears to have been thwarted by private cybersecurity researchers who identified and triggered the malware's "kill switch", which halted the attacks before it spread throughout USA networks, a ...


Fitbit, Inc. (NYSE:FIT): A look inside the numbers

Fitbit, Inc. (NYSE:FIT): A look inside the numbers

Over the last three months, insiders sold 592,537 shares of company stock valued at $3,554,416. Several brokerages recently weighed in on FIT . Tightening the gaze, stock performance for the last 5 trading days is -6.50%. Analysts have placed a $7.11 price target on Fitbit Inc , suggesting a 23.65% gain from recent close. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 3,472,704 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company's stock worth $51,535,000 after buying an ...



Windows users urged to update their system as Wannacry virus continues

Ryan Kalember, senior vice-president at Proofpoint Inc. which helped stop its spread, said the version without a kill switch was able to spread but was benign because it contained a flaw that wouldn't allow it to take over a computer and demand ransom to unlock files.