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What We Know About the Global Ransomware Attack

The extortion attack, which locked up computers and held users' files for ransom , is believed to be the biggest of its kind ever recorded, disrupting services in nations as diverse as the U.S., Russia, Ukraine, Spain and India. The attack froze computers at hospitals across the country, with some canceling all routine procedures. At St. Bartholomew's Hospital in central London, Sean, who did not want to give his last name, said he noticed problems with the network as soon as he arrived.


Sri Lanka not affected by the Cyber attack

Sri Lanka not affected by the Cyber attack

It is thought that 99 countries , including the United States and Russian Federation, have been affected by the attack. The country's central bank said the banking system was hit, and the railway system also reported attempted breaches. She said that the government is working with the National Cyber Security Centre to contain it and find out where it's come from. She said there was no evidence patient data had been compromised and patient services were continuing to operate.



Cyberattack strikes 99 countries across Europe, Asia

Affected by the onslaught were computer networks at hospitals in Britain, Russia's interior ministry, the Spanish telecom giant Telefonica and the U.S. Germany's Deutsche Bahn computers were also impacted, with the company reporting on Saturday morning that display panels in the stations were affected.


Azure Apps for iOS and Android now available for download

Azure Apps for iOS and Android now available for download

With IoT Edge, Microsoft now makes it easier for developers to move some of their computing needs to these devices. While strong consistency comes with a price, writing large globally distributed applications against an "eventually consistent" database results in an application code which is hard to reason about, is brittle, and rife with correctness bugs.


Cosmos DB launches Microsoft Azure databases at Oracle

Cosmos DB launches Microsoft Azure databases at Oracle

And while price comparisons between Azure Database for MySQL/Postgres and Azure SQL DB may be made hard by their different premises, Kumar was very confident that Azure's MySQL/Postgres offerings will be price-competitive with those same databases on RDS.


Hero blogger 'discovers loophole that stops global cyber attack'

Hero blogger 'discovers loophole that stops global cyber attack'

However, it is confirmed now that the attack is a global one. Deutsche Bahn, Germany's national railway service, tweeted that its train service had not been compromised and that it was working full speed to solve the problems. "The numbers are extremely low and coming down fast", he said, while cautioning that any change in the original code could lead the worm to flare up again.