May 17 2017
Experts say the spread of the virus had been stymied by a security researcher in the U.K. Hackers have issued new versions of the virus that cyber security organizations are actively trying to counter and stamp out.
The cyberattack has disrupted hospitals and companies across Europe, Asia and the USA, with Russian Federation reported to be among the hardest-hit countries.
"I don't think it's to do with that preparedness".
"Ambulances are being diverted to nearby hospitals and we are sorry that we have had to cancel some routine appointments".
Rudd said the government did not know if the attack was directed by a foreign government.
The attack held hospitals and other entities hostage by freezing their computers, encrypting their data and demanding money through online bitcoin payment - $300 at first, rising to $600 before it destroys files hours later.
Europol executive director Rob Wainwright said the situation could worsen on Monday when workers return to their offices after the weekend and log on.
British Home Secretary Amber Rudd said Saturday that 45 public health organizations were hit, but she stressed that no patient data had been stolen. All sectors of the economy were vulnerable and organizations could take lessons from the banking industry, which appeared to have largely escaped the global attack.
According to The Register, a spokesperson for the country's National Health Service's digital division said: "The investigation is at an early stage but we believe the malware variant is Wanna Decryptor".
Telefónica: Spanish authorities confirmed the Spanish telecom company Telefónica was one of the targets, though the attack affected only some computers and did not compromise the security of clients' information.
Sale strikes out 12, Red Sox beat Rays 6-3
Kevin Kiermaier whacked a two-run homer off Chris Sale Saturday in the Rays' 6-3 loss to the Red Sox. That was only the third game Sale, the Lakeland-born lefty, had allowed two homers to lefty hitters.
North Korea Accuses CIA, South Korea of 'Bio-Chemical' Assassination Plot
South Korea's military "strongly condemned" the drill and warned of "fatal" consequences if the North provoked it. The North Korean statement described the U.S. as a state sponsor of terrorism itself, and an "empire of evil".
Trump's intel bosses reiterate: Russian Federation meddled in election
Putin said Russian Federation had nothing to do with the firing and that Trump was acting within his constitutional mandate. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov made the announcement following his talks with the U.S.
British Defence minister Michael Fallon told the BBC the government, under Prime Minister Theresa May, was spending around £50 million [NZ$94 million] on improving the computer systems in the NHS after warning the service that it needed to reduce its exposure to "the weakest system, the Windows XP".
The ransomware appeared to exploit a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows that was purportedly identified by the U.S. National Security Agency for its own intelligence-gathering purposes.
Darien Huss, a 28-year-old research engineer who helped MalwareTech, agreed the threat was far from over.
He told the newspaper: "The whole place has been shut down - they sent us all home because the fire alarms and everything were going off". "But there's clearly some culpability on the part of the US intelligence services".
The attack is unique, according to Europol, because it combines ransomware with a worm function, meaning once one machine is infected, the entire internal network is scanned and other vulnerable machines are infected.
"At this stage", the NHS said, "we do not have any evidence that patient data has been accessed".
Hospitals, companies, universities and governments across almost 100 countries were hounded by a cyberattack that locked computers and demanded ransom. Users are then asked to pay the attackers a "ransom" to regain control, but Mr MacGibbon said businesses were better off relying on their backups if they have them.
Union members at French carmaker Renault say the global cyberattack has forced it to halt production at sites in France in an effort to stop the malware from spreading.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in a statement late Friday, encouraged people to update their operating systems.
Elsewhere in Europe, the attack also hit companies including Spain's Telefonica, a global broadband and telecommunications company.
May 16 2017
Police officer accidentally overdoses during traffic stop
A police officer almost died during a traffic stop after coming in contact with fentanyl. "He's an ex-MMA fighter, 220 pounds, solid muscle and it overtook him", said Wright.
May 16 2017
Warriors' Kerr returns to practice for 1st time in 3 weeks
After the game, Stephen Curry acknowledged the importance of Kerr's presence and the value of his message at halftime. For many on the team, it was the first time they had seen Kerr in almost two weeks.
May 15 2017
Melissa McCarthy mocks Sean Spicer with motorized podium
Meanwhile, McCarthy spoke about how SNL first approached her to play Spicer, admitting she was a bit blindsided by the offer. She sings and dances her way to the makeup room, where she is transformed into the White House press secretary.
May 15 2017
Apple could be releasing a new iPad next month
Apart from this, the 10.5-inch iPad Pro 2 is speculated to feature an improved camera module and water resistance capabilities. However, if the company does launch the device, then don't expect the 9.7 and 12.5 inch iPads to receive an upgrade alongside.
May 14 2017
Google Project Treble for faster and better Android Updates
But it certainly sounds like one of the most concrete things Google has done to address the problem of Android fragmentation. The Pixel devices operating on the current O Developer Preview is also running the Project Treble architecture.
May 13 2017
Spurs listing Leonard as questionable for G6
Kawhi Leonard hurt his ankle in the third quarter of Game 5 but won't be sitting out with the Spurs nearing a series victory. He still finished with 18 points and an astounding 14 rebounds, but shot poorly from the start, going 7-21 for the game.
May 13 2017
EC to hold EVM challenge with machines used in recent assembly polls
They claim the BJP is hand in glove with the EC's officials and did tampering with the EVMs used in the elections recently held. AAP activists even protested outside the Election Commission headquarters here on Thursday against alleged EVM tampering.
May 13 2017
Three water rides at UK theme parks reopen after safety review
The family has requested that the river rapids ride remain closed until the inquiry has concluded and the full facts established. Alton Towers and Legoland Windsor have reopened similar water-based white knuckle rides.
May 13 2017
Android Auto gets little update, hints new experimental Home Cards
Check Point found out that the unresolved security issue has already helped crooks attack Android users. Apart from ransomwares, the said security bug can also be exploited by banking malware and adware.
May 12 2017
Manchester United and Ajax Amsterdam qualify for 2017 Europa League final
Guidetti had a chance to win the tie for Celta with the last kick of the game but failed to control the ball six metres from goal. With all the effort we put in, it was a great shame not to reach the final.
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