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4 takeaways from the WannaCry cyberattack

4 takeaways from the WannaCry cyberattack

The online extortionists behind the global WannaCry Internet attack had raked in less than $100,000 by late Monday. It has attacked hundreds of thousands of computers, security experts say, from hospital systems in the United Kingdom and a telecom company in Spain to universities and large companies in Asia.


Cyber attack `wake-up call for governments — Microsoft chief

Cyber attack `wake-up call for governments — Microsoft chief

He added that the rate of infection has slowed over the weekend. "It is targeted at both individual users as well as businesses", he said. Officials in Japan and South Korea said they believed security updates had helped ward off the worst of the impact.



Timothy A. Pratt Sells 10000 Shares of Boston Scientific Co. (BSX) Stock

Equities research analysts expect that Boston Scientific will post $1.25 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Argus Research upgraded the shares of BSX in report on Thursday, September 1 to "Buy" rating. The stock exchanged hands with 6.20 million shares contrast to its average daily volume of 7.01 million shares. "Ultimately, through all this investigation into the company's performance the analyst decides whether their stock is a "buy", sell" or hold".


Microsoft, Amazon go after enterprises with new SAP cloud offerings

Microsoft, Amazon go after enterprises with new SAP cloud offerings

IXOM : When they needed to separate from their parent company, water treatment and chemical distributor IXOM chose to move its SAP applications to Microsoft Azure, taking a cloud-first approach to the future. During the press conference Bernd Leukert, the member of SAP's executive board who oversees products and innovations, acknowledged that "there are a ton of [IoT] platforms on the market".


How to keep your PC safe from the massive ransomware attacks

How to keep your PC safe from the massive ransomware attacks

What's worse, those responsible were able to borrow a weaponised "exploit", apparently created by the US National Security Agency, to launch the attack in the first place. So far, no deaths have been reported, but that may change. In Spain, major firms including Telefonica were hit, with employees told to shut down workstations immediately through megaphone announcements.



Sophos has egg on its face after ransomware attack

Vinod Bhattathirippad. Friday's attack exploited vulnerabilities in some versions of Microsoft Windows. Security experts believe that the NSA might have tipped off Microsoft about the flaw. "Clearly having the vulnerability be in Microsoft software was one of the key elements", said Steve Grobman, chief technology officer of McAfee , a security company in Santa Clara, California.