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Dozens of countries hit by huge cyber attack

Dozens of countries hit by huge cyber attack

The Cyber extortionists tricked victims into opening malicious malware attachments to spam emails that appeared to contain invoices, job offers, security warnings and other legitimate files. to dedicate more cyber resources to offence rather than defence, a practice they argued makes the internet less secure. Portugal Telecom and Telefonica Argentina both said they were also targeted.


Kehlani blasts reports of an onstage breakdown

Kehlani blasts reports of an onstage breakdown

As she starts to cry she promises to reschedule the show and admits, "I need to do something about this because I feel insane". Substream staff photographer Ben Howell was on hand for the performance, and he managed to capture the above photo of Kehlani before she exited the stage.


NHS cyber attack part of 'wider worldwide attack': PM Theresa May

NHS cyber attack part of 'wider worldwide attack': PM Theresa May

British Prime Minister Theresa May said there was no evidence that patient data had been compromised in the attack, and that it had not specifically targeted the National Health Service. We are working with customers to provide additional assistance". WannaCry is not just a ransomware program, it's also a worm. Portugal Telecom was also hit by a cyber attack but no services were impacted, a spokeswoman for the company said.


United Kingdom hospitals, Spanish firms in cyberattack

United Kingdom hospitals, Spanish firms in cyberattack

It was believed to the biggest attack of its kind ever recorded. "The NCSC is aware that the ransomware exploits a known vulnerability in Windows operating systems and has previously provided advice to it's customers on addressing this vulnerability", the GCSB said in a statement.


NHS cyber attack part of 'wider global attack': PM Theresa May

NHS cyber attack part of 'wider global attack': PM Theresa May

Two security firms - Kaspersky Lab and Avast - said they had identified the malware behind the attack in upward of 70 countries, although both said the attack has hit Russian Federation hardest. "Our analysis indicates the attack, dubbed "WannaCry", is initiated through an SMBv2 remote code execution in Microsoft Windows". The exploit, codenamed "EternalBlue", has been made available on the internet through the Shadowbrokers dump on April 14, 2017, and patched by Microsoft on March 14.