Microsoft partly blames U.S. gov't for cyberattack

He added that the rate of infection has slowed over the weekend. Security experts tempered the alarm bells by saying that widespread attacks are tough to pull off. Microsoft president and chief legal officer Brad Smith answers questions at a shareholders meeting in 2014. The identity of whoever deployed the software remains unknown.

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As part of his plea agreement, federal prosecutors said they would consider a term between 21 months and 27 months "fair and appropriate". The 52-year-old Democratic politician from NY, who resigned from Congress in 2011 over an earlier sexting scandal, will also have to register as a sex offender.

India issues do's and don'ts to fight back cyber attack

Krishna Chinthapalli, a doctor at Britain's National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery who wrote a paper on cybersecurity for the British Medical Journal, said many British hospitals still use Windows XP software, introduced in 2001. "If Kaspersky Lab's solution is used, ensure that it includes the "System Watcher", a behavioural proactive detection component and that it is switched on", Altaf Halde, Managing Director of Kaspersky Lab (South Asia), told IANS.

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The app itself still works on rooted devices, it's just shows up as "incopmatible" on Google Play, with the updated changelog stating that: "version 5.0 only works with devices that are certified by Google and meet all Android requirements".

Cyber Attack: No serious impact in India due to ransomware, says Prasad

In India, only a few isolated incidents in Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu were reported. He said the malware exploits a weakness in the operating system to spread from computer to computer. The agency said it was yet to get official notification on any attacks in India from the malware that encrypts files and demands a ransom to decrypt them.

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The WannaCry infections were so bad that Microsoft , in a surprising move, released a patch to update old, unsupported Windows systems. But did Microsoft write the fixes months before WannaCry went public? Last week, it was set free into cyberspace to infect all the non-protected, non-updated, XP-operating computers around the world, which we now know included a considerable number of institutional and private systems.