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Two north-east surgeries hit by global cyber attack

In a snap election campaign which May has dominated so far, the debate over the cyber attack on the NHS forced her onto the defensive, although it was not immediately clear what impact, if any, it would have on her popularity. This malware charged the NHS into chaos. Microsoft released a security update in March to protect against WannaCrypt but Windows XP was excluded from the patch .



WannaCry Ransomware attack: Indian banking sector to be the next victim

Since Friday (May 12th), the cyber-attack has victimised private and public organisations in 150 countries and, according to Microsoft, should be treated as a wake-up call across the globe. In Asia, where many offices closed before the WannaCry ransomware struck on Friday, the attack has been less severe than expected. "There are so many states that have been affected".



Doctor's surgery is hit by cyber-attack

RUSSIA - Two security firms - Kaspersky Lab and Avast - said Russia was hit hardest by the attack. "We had to cancel a couple of appointments on Monday morning but patients were able to come in on Monday, although Global Positioning System had no access to clinical records".



WannaCry virus primarily targeted Windows 7 computers

Among the organisations targeted worldwide have been Germany's rail network Deutsche Bahn, Spanish telecommunications operator Telefonica, US logistics giant FedEx and Russia's interior ministry. The hackers here weren't playing some political interference game: They were after money, in bitcoin. The tool is called WCRYSLAP and can be found here.


North Korea says linking cyber attack to Pyongyang is 'ridiculous'

North Korea says linking cyber attack to Pyongyang is 'ridiculous'

Pyongyang is threatening a sixth nuclear test. "The most impressive thing that I heard from Tillerson was that sanctions and pressure are not by themselves aimed at harassing North Korea, but are designed to create an opportunity for Pyongyang's development through opening its doors and scrapping its nuclear programme", CNN quoted Hong as saying.



Microsoft held back free patch that could have slowed WannaCry attack

Researchers are struggling to find early traces of WannaCry , which remains an active threat in hardest-hit China and Russian Federation, believing that identifying "patient zero" could help catch its criminal authors. Experts fear the WannaCry cyberattack is just the beginning. Also it is best to keep all software updated , run only licensed version of any OS. The ransomware mixes copycat software loaded with amateur coding mistakes and recently-leaked spy tools, widely believed to have ...