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Kaspersky Lab Registers Sixfold Decline in WannaCry Ransomware Cyberattacks

Kaspersky Lab Registers Sixfold Decline in WannaCry Ransomware Cyberattacks

In the United States, FedEx Corp. reported issues with its computers running Windows, although it's not clear if the problems were related to the ransomware attack. government for not disclosing more software vulnerabilities. Company president and chief legal officer Brad Smith in a blog post criticized what he called the "stockpiling" of unsafe software code by governments which could be exploited by hackers.


Tourism Indaba 2017:

Tourism Indaba 2017: "KZN a crucial piece of the puzzle"

To support this approach, Zuma announced the country's new campaign, called We Do Tourism. Tanya Abrahamse, Chairperson of the South African Tourism Board who were choosing the victor amongst the bidders also congratulated Durban. "Africa enjoyed an eight percent increase in worldwide tourist arrivals to reach 58 million arrivals. However, these arrivals to the continent represent only five percent of the one billion global tourists", he said.


Ransomware Attacks 2017: 4 Things to Know About the WannaCry Cyber Attacks

Ransomware Attacks 2017: 4 Things to Know About the WannaCry Cyber Attacks

That's why it's called ransomware. In China, the world's second-largest economy, payment systems and government services reported some outages from the ransomware attack , but far less than feared. Ransomware was already becoming a higher priority before the WannaCry epidemic of last week , but it's clear that it has now made the shift from nuisance to serious threat.


Beware of the new worldwide computer malware

Beware of the new worldwide computer malware

The bad news is that this wasn't the first such attack , nor will it be the last, and we won't necessarily know how many organisations have been affected each time. Earlier in the day, central transmission utility Power Grid said it has put sufficient firewalls to deal with the global cyberattack and consumers need not fear sudden outages.



At least 100000 groups in 150 nations hit by cyberattack

While there's been limited public declaration (expect many are keeping quiet) that Australian users have been impacted on a large scale, it does speak to the lack of updating that's happening to connected systems. "It's this constant battle", Ryan O'Leary, vice president of WhiteHat Security's threat research center, said. Check out on the image below from a security researcher's computer.



Donald Trump 'urged FBI director Comey to SHUT DOWN Flynn-Russia investigation'

In terms of whether Trump actually meant to obstruct an investigation, he says that "motive always matters" especially since this is a case of "he said, he said". Testifying before Congress is familiar to Comey, a former Justice Department official in the George W. Bush administration. The letter is expected Tuesday night.