May 23 2017
The WannaCry worm has affected more than 200,000 Windows computers around the world since Friday, disrupting auto factories, global shipper FedEx Corp and Britain's National Health Service, among others.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said in a statement on Friday that it was "aware of reports of ransomware affecting global entities".
On top of that, the NSA would likely be able to claim that it is shielded from liability under the doctrine of sovereign immunity, which says that the government can not be sued over carrying out its official duties.
China's Xinhua News Agency reported that thousands of devices in as many as 29,372 institutions have been infected by the ransomware attack, which created a global mayhem on Friday spreading to almost 100 countries in no time. This exploit is named as ETERNALBLUE.
The free update was released by Microsoft in March this year, a month before the NHS Digital notice was sent out.
The theft and posting of the stolen data gave criminals a huge head start.
Highlights of Tuesday's NBA game
Both Kerr and Brown emphasized a better start on both ends in Game 2 to control the tempo from the opening tip. Golden State quickly established its pass-happy, up-tempo style to take the Spurs out from the opening tip.
Embattled White House lurches from crisis to crisis
The person who described the Comey memo to the AP was not authorized to discuss it by name and spoke on condition of anonymity. Then there was the Comey firing itself, which Trump even admitted had something to do with the Russian investigation.
Target reimagines itself, investors like what they see in 1Q
Following the transaction, the insider now owns 10,507,127 shares in the company, valued at approximately $740,752,453.50. American National Bank's holdings in Wal-Mart Stores were worth $6,452,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
One of the tools contained in the Shadow Brokers leak, codenamed EternalBlue, proved to be "the most significant factor" in the spread of Friday's global attack, according to cyber-security firm Kaspersky Lab. Last week most of the intrusions were in Europe, with some in the USA, and this week it's spread to Asia, affecting about 200,000 computers (and climbing). Privacy experts say that this mess could have been prevented if people paid attention to Microsoft's software updates. Researchers from the firm stated that they found similarities in the "WannaCry" code to the malicious software that hackers from Pyongyang used in their previous attacks. The NSA did not immediately return a request for comment.
"This attack provides yet another example of why the stockpiling of vulnerabilities by governments is such a problem".
"We have seen vulnerabilities stored by the Central Intelligence Agency show up on WikiLeaks, and now this vulnerability stolen from the NSA has affected customers around the world", wrote Smith.
"We need governments to consider the damage to civilians that comes from hoarding these vulnerabilities and the use of these exploits", Smith wrote.
Smith argued that in cyberspace, governments should apply rules like those regarding weapons in the physical world.
Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad says a software patch has been installed in systems to counter the ransomware attack.
May 20 2017
AT&T Workers Across 36 States Began 3-Day Strike Friday
ET to come to the table with "serious proposals that invest in good jobs with a future". "Even my son will be out there with me". This will be the first time the members will be walking out from AT&T mobility. "We want a new contract and one that is fair".
May 19 2017
Japan's Cabinet OKs bill to let Emperor Akihito abdicate
Historically, abdication of Japanese emperors was common, with about half of the 125 Japanese emperors having abdicated . Japanese media reported that the Abe government is discussing a separate resolution on the topic.
May 19 2017
Led coalition airstrikes targeted pro-Syrian regime forces
In a four-sentence statement, the coalition added that the pro-regime forces were "well inside" an "established" zone. The attack was the first such close confrontation between us forces and fighters backing President Bashar al-Assad.
May 18 2017
White House Pushes Back on Reports of Intelligence Talks between US, Russia
He said that it seems that " political schizophrenia " is developing in the U.S. amid such media claims. Under current U.S. law, the president has the power to declassify information as he or she sees fit.
May 18 2017
Fox News' Guilfoyle up for White House press secretary job
Do you think they need to tone it down? She also told the newspaper that she loves working at Fox News and would be reluctant to leave the network.
May 18 2017
North Korea claims its new long-range missile can carry heavy nuke
The last set of sanctions, imposed in March, capped China's imports of North Korean coal, a key cash earner for North Korea . Australia's prime minister has called on China to use its leverage over North Korea to end the regime's missile testing.
May 18 2017
Microsoft partly blames US gov't for cyberattack
A 22-year old security researcher in the United Kingdom discovered a "kill-switch" to initially stop the spread of the attack. That cheap move redirected the attacks to MalwareTech's server, which operates as a "sinkhole" to keep malware from escaping.
May 18 2017
Tom Brady had a concussion last year, Gisele Bundchen says
Brady did end up missing some game time last season but it was not related to injury, it was because of suspension. It was then that he said if his wife had things her way, she would make him retire.
May 17 2017
Back home, Preds eager to rebound off 1st postseason loss
The first two periods of Game 1 looked much like the Blues' entire first-round series against Minnesota, with St. The Blues tied the game at 2 on a goal by Jori Lehtera at 7:39 of the third period before Tarasenko took over.
May 17 2017
Fox looks to sci-fi, fantasy this fall; MacFarlane in space
The next season of The X-Files will be held as a mid-season debut. The official trailer for The Orville has already been released. The Orville will air in the USA later this year on Fox.
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