Worldwide cyberattack forces Microsoft to offer free security fix
Worldwide cyberattack forces Microsoft to offer free security fix
14 May, 2017, 22:44
While now on the decline, WannaCrypt could still pose a potential threat to users who have not updated their systems to patch the vulnerability, which affects older versions of Microsoft Windows. Radio Slovenia said Saturday the Revoz factory in the southeastern town of Novo Mesto stopped working Friday evening to stop the malware from spreading - and was working with the central office in France to resolve the problem. "What if the same exact thing happened to a water dam or to a bridge?" he asked.
WannaCry takes advantage of a Windows flaw discovered by the NSA and made public by hackers in April.
"I think these hackers have to recognize that these authorities will come after them with a vengeance", Gazeley said.
No complaints have been made by any Sri Lankan as of now in connection with the global ransomware attack which had affected at least 99 countries including China, Russia, the U.S. and the United Kingdom, the Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) said.
The extortion attack, which locked up computers and held users' files for ransom, was believed the biggest of its kind ever recorded, disrupting services from the U.S.to Russia, Spain and India.
The virus, called Wanna Decryptor, exploits a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows software first identified by American spies at the National Security Agency (NSA), experts have said.
European Union's law enforcement agency Europol described the attack as unprecedented in terms of its scale. His $11 purchase of the name may have saved governments and companies around the world millions, slowing its spread before USA -based computers were more widely infected.
The kill switch couldn't help those already infected, however.
Interior Ministry: The Russian Interior Ministry acknowledged a ransomware attack on its computers, adding that less than 1% of computers were affected.
Russia, Ukraine and Taiwan were the top targets, researchers with security software maker Avast has said.
"This attack was not specifically targeted at the NHS and is affecting organizations from across a range of sectors". Microsoft says now it will make the fixes free for everyone.
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. The National Center for the Protection of Critical Infrastructure says Friday it was communicating with more than 100 providers of energy, transportation, telecommunications and financial services about the attack.
The attack targeted Windows computers that had not installed patches released by Microsoft in March, or older machines running software that Microsoft no longer supports, including the 16-year-old Windows XP system, researchers said. Deutsche Bahn said it deployed extra staff to busy stations to provide customer information, and recommended that passengers check its website or app for information on their connections. This attack has impacted many large services and organizations, including hospitals in England, a telecom and natural gas company in Spain, and FedEx.
Renault said it had halted auto production at several sites including Sandouville in northwestern France and plants of Renault-owned Dacia of Romania on Saturday to prevent the spread of ransomware in its systems. IF Odd, a 132-year-old Norwegian soccer club, saying its online ticketing facility was down.
An official familiar with the matter said that Comey had agreed in principle to testify behind closed doors at some point. We're unaware of alleged tapes from the "Winter White House" in Mar-a-Lago, however.
India on Saturday said it could not "accept a project that ignores its core concerns on sovereignty and territorial integrity". He said his government will provide aid worth 60 billion yuan ($8.7 billion) to developing countries and global organizations.
That brings us to Sunday when United took ten shots but failed to score in a 2-0 loss to Arsenal at the Emirates. His victor in Vigo was sublime and he can be decisive again vs. the Spaniards in the second leg.
Delegates in Beijing will hold a series of sessions on Sunday to discuss the plan in more detail, including trade and finance. The president also announced additional Chinese financing for "Belt and Road" totalling 780 billion yuan ($113 billion).
San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich had given a grim assessment of Parker's injury following his team's win. He nailed a 3-pointer in the second half to surpass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (5,762 points) for second place.
The attack came as Spain's National Cryptologic Center announced a "massive ransomware attack" against Spanish companies. That's left older Windows machines, or those users who failed to patch newer machines, vulnerable to Friday's attack.
The missile landed in waters between the Korean Peninsula and Japan, according to a statement from the Japanese government. Japanese officials said it reached an unusually high altitude of 1,240 miles, which could indicate a new type of missile.
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Although Busch did lead lap after lap after lap, it was apparent that Stenhouse, who sat on the pole, had a stronger vehicle . The closing laps were really the finishing touches of a weekend when everything went right for Stenhouse and the No. 17 team.
That affordable move redirected the attacks to MalwareTech's server, which operates as a "sinkhole" to keep malware from escaping. But Europol Director Rob Wainwright said he feared the attack was not over and that the number of attacks would continue to grow.
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