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Cyber ransomware attack continues to spread; 2 lakh hit across 150 countries

British Home Secretary Amber Rudd said Saturday that 45 public health organizations were hit , but she stressed that no patient data had been stolen. But computers and networks that haven't updated their systems are at risk. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham). An exterior view shows the main entrance of St Bartholomew's Hospital, in London , one of the hospitals whose computer systems were affected by a cyberattack, Friday, May 12, 2017.


Cyber attack hits 200000 in at least 150 countries

Cyber attack hits 200000 in at least 150 countries

The extortion attack, which locked up computers and held users' files for ransom, was believed the biggest of its kind ever recorded, disrupting services from the U.S.to Russian Federation and Spain. "It's like after a robber enters your home". Affected computers in the United Kingdom displayed a message saying users must pay a $300 ransom in bitcoin to retrieve files.


Idea Cellular tanks over 8% on March quarter loss

Idea Cellular tanks over 8% on March quarter loss

The telecom operator had reported a loss of Rs 384 crore in the December quarter and a profit of 451.70 crore in the corresponding quarter a year ago. Idea Cellular says in its report that in an effort to retain its existing mobile subscribers, the company was forced to reduce its voice rate by 12.5% to 25.9 paisa/minute in the fourth quarter, from 29.6 paisa in the preceding quarter.



Cyberattack havoc could grow as work week begins

But many users did not apply the software patch, AP reported. "A review of the three payment addresses hardcoded into the Wana ransomware strain indicates that these accounts to date have received 100 payments totaling slightly more than 15 Bitcoins - or approximately $26,148 at the current Bitcoin-to-dollars exchange rate".


Flipkart Big 10 sale offers: Checkout hot deals on latest gadgets

Flipkart Big 10 sale offers: Checkout hot deals on latest gadgets

However, soon after the sale commenced, all variants of the Redmi Note 4 goes out of stock, apart from the Redmi Note 4 - Black, 32GB variant. Flipkart's Big 10 Sale has begun and the e-commerce website is offering bumper discounts on purchase of smartphones.