Global Hack Attack Hits Thousands Of Computers

Russia's Interior Ministry released a statement Friday acknowledging a ransomware attack on its computers, adding that less than 1% of computers were affected, and that the virus was now "localized" and being destroyed. But this is something we haven't seen before. Dr Krishna Chinthapalli said the havoc wreaked on some health services in an global cyber attack could encourage hackers to target hospitals.

More disruptions feared from cyber attack

This is already believed to be the biggest online extortion attack ever recorded, disrupting services in nations as diverse as the U.S., Russia, Ukraine, Spain and India. In a blog post published Sunday, Microsoft president Brad Smith criticized world leaders for stockpiling vulnerabilities to computer systems. So far, unknown.

'WannaCry' cyber attack: How to protect your computer

The virus has hit at least 150 countries and claimed 200,000 victims, according to the European Union's law enforcement agency Europol . The "Wannacry" malware virus exploits a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows software, taking over computers and demanding a payment of $300 (£232) in the virtual currency Bitcoin to unlock files and return them to the user.

Asus reportedly killing its ZenWatch line of Android Wear watches

Asus reportedly killing its ZenWatch line of Android Wear watches

Due to these low numbers, industry insiders expect ASUS to soon discontinue the product line. Asustek launched its first ZenWatch some three years ago. By all accounts, the device should compete well with other devices on the market. Which will be a pity given that ASUS' ZenWatches are some of the most affordable Android Wear smartwatches around.

Complete Evaluation of: FireEye, Inc. (FEYE)

Complete Evaluation of: FireEye, Inc. (FEYE)

Following the transaction, the president now directly owns 544,861 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,162,377.91. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link . Deutsche Bank maintained FireEye Inc (NASDAQ: FEYE ) rating on Friday, February 12. FireEye has a 1-year low of $10.35 and a 1-year high of $18.42.

200000 cyberattack victims in 150-plus states: Europol

In each case, a pop-up window demanded payments of $300, or about 2,000 yuan, in order to free the files. That's why it's called ransomware. That's good news for those unfortunate enough to encounter WannaCry, but MalwareTech warns that his sinkhole "only stops this sample and there is nothing stopping them removing the domain check and trying again, so it's incredibly importiant [sic] that any unpatched systems are patched as quickly as possible".