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NHS cyber-attack: Patients asked to use services 'wisely'

Europol provides free decryption downloads for most ransomware already detected, though not yet for this particular attack. Some victims were ignoring official advice and paying the $300 ransom demanded by the cyber criminals to unlock their computers, which was due to double to $600 on Monday for computers hit by Friday's first wave.


Cyberattack havoc could grow as work week begins, experts say

Cyberattack havoc could grow as work week begins, experts say

The virus dubbed WannaCry, a so-called ransomware, has locked up more than 100,000 computers and sent cybersecurity experts scrambling on Sunday to patch computers and restore infected ones. "We haven't ruled out that this is a state attack", said Bossert. FedEx said it was "experiencing interference", the Associated Press reported. It said less than 1 percent of computers were affected, and that the virus was now "localized" and being destroyed.



Ransomware: Once lucky, more on the way

Two security firms - Kaspersky Lab and Avast - said they identified the malicious software in more than 70 countries. The initial attack, known as " WannaCry ", paralyzed computers running Britain's hospital network, Germany's national railway and scores of other companies and government agencies around the world.


Microsoft announces its Windows 10 Fall Creators Update plans

Microsoft announces its Windows 10 Fall Creators Update plans

The cloud clipboard is similar to Universal Clipboard, but unlike Apple's solution, it's not limited to one ecosystem. With Microsoft targeting a billion devices by mid-2018, it still has its work cut out for it, but hitting that half billion milestone less than two years after the OS' original release isn't bad at all .