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European firms hit by 'massive' cyber attack

European firms hit by 'massive' cyber attack

Companies in the UK, US, Russia , France, Germany, Denmark, Norway and the Netherlands are now also reporting being affected. In the United Kingdom, the advertising firm WPP said its systems had also been struck down, while in the Netherlands a major shipping firm confirmed its computer terminals were malfunctioning.


Petya Ransomware Cripples Ukrainian and Russian Computers

Petya Ransomware Cripples Ukrainian and Russian Computers

European countries seem to be worst hit, with the Ukraine , Russia and the United Kingdom all reporting major disruptions. Dutch-based transport company TNT Express , which was taken over past year by FedEx, also said Tuesday that it is suffering computer disruptions.


New cyberattack causes mass disruption in Europe

New cyberattack causes mass disruption in Europe

Among the companies that acknowledged they'd been hit were Merck , the huge USA pharmaceutical; Rosneft , the Russian firm that is the world's largest publicly traded oil company; and A.P. That distribution model means that pinning down the individuals responsible for Tuesday's attack could be hard, if almost impossible. The Ukraine was also one of the countries that was hardest hit last month by WannaCry ransomware which infected computer systems in 150 countries, possibly including New ...


More Americans Traveling for Independence Day

More Americans Traveling for Independence Day

Hotel costs are the same as previous year. The biggest factors driving growth are low gas prices, strong employment, rising incomes and higher consumer confidence. Fortunately for those who choose to drive, gas prices are very low heading into the holiday weekend. As the season continues, DeHaan added he'd expect gas prices to continue to average between $2.20-$2.70 per gallon - falling, then hiking 20-30 cents every one to two weeks and repeating that cycle all summer.


Microsoft Explains How Many Original Xbox Games Will Be Backward Compatible

Microsoft Explains How Many Original Xbox Games Will Be Backward Compatible

Based on current industry market trends, analyst firm DFC Intelligence predicts that Microsoft's Xbox One family of consoles will break 63 million units sold in four years. These five new titles that have been added to the growing backward compatible list of games work the same way as those previously announced, and gamers will be able to play them if they have already purchased the game, digitally or hard copy for the Xbox 360.


These states have most overweight pets, research reveals

These states have most overweight pets, research reveals

Lots of American dogs and cats are far too heavy, and as a group they're getting heavier all the time. And yes, Washington is up there. Dr. Kirk Breuninger , the lead researcher on the study, said 38% of dogs in MI were overweight, compared to 30% nationally.