China hit by cyber attack as Europe warns of more disruptions

China hit by cyber attack as Europe warns of more disruptions

They chose this term because the computer is held "hostage" until the hackers receive a " ransom " payment. Officials said affected computers received a message demanding payment of $300 to unlock data. Some patients have had their appointments cancelled or have been unable to schedule a new appointment. Many hospitals are asking patients to turn up as planned but have reverted to the use of pen and paper.

Log in, look out: Cyberattack havoc may grow at week's start

Microsoft Windows users, brace yourselves. Cybersecurity experts revealed the unknown hackers who launched the weekend's " ransomware " attacks used a vulnerability that was exposed in NSA documents leaked online. The expert believes it is likely that some Australian organisations are affected by the cyber attack, but opt to keep it a secret because they don't want to instil a lack of trust in their system.

China Hit by Cyber Virus, Europe Warns of More Attacks

Over two lakh computers in at least 150 countries are said to have been infected, according to Europol, the European Union's law enforcement agency. Computers booting up to start the workweek might continue the spread of " WannaCry ", a ransomware attack where hackers lock down a computer and threaten to delete all its data unless a ransom is paid.

Steps you can take to protect yourself from ransomware

Windows-powered PCs that aren't running updated software that protect from this vulnerability are the most at risk. A hacker group called The Shadow Brokers has in April claimed to have stolen the NSA tools and leak them online. But he also placed fault in national governments. Managers at many companies and other organizations have not taken steps to put proper cybersecurity systems in place despite talking about their importance, Gazeley said.

North Korea: Ballistic missile test successful

Security Council resolutions to stop further missile and nuclear tests. More significantly, the new missile could be a stepping stone to a properly working ICBM - which would fundamentally change assessments of the threat posed by Pyongyang.

Donald Trump faces 'isolation' after Comey's firing

During a Friday morning tweetstorm, the president appeared to imply that there are tapes of his private conversations with Comey , who Trump fired earlier this week. He's viewed even senior advisers suspiciously, including Bannon and Priebus, when stories about internal White House drama land in the press. John Dean, White House counsel to President Nixon, pleaded guilty to a felony for his role in the Watergate conspiracy.