Microsoft president slams United States govt over ransomware
Microsoft president slams United States govt over ransomware
5 ways to become less likely target for ransomware hackers
20 May, 2017, 01:27
In mid-march, Microsoft distributed a security update after it detected the security flaw in its XP operating system that enabled the so-called WannaCry ransomware to infiltrate and freeze computers last week.
As a result, over 100,000 new infections were prevented, according to U.K.'s National Cyber Security Centre.
The vulnerability has been known since February, when Microsoft cancelled its monthly Patch Tuesday deployment to address the problem.
Microsoft's President and Chief Legal Officer has come out today blaming governments' stockpiling of hacking tools as part of the reason for the recent hack that affected the NHS. Afterward, threats that the data will be destroyed or made inaccessible are made, if ransom has not been paid after a set period.
The government is not legally bound to notify at-risk companies.
"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", he wrote.
Ohio Nursing Home Gunman Had History Of Violence The Columbus Dispatch profiled Hartless , painting a picture of a man who was violent with any woman he came into contact with. Nurse Marlina Medrano, 46, and Kirkersville Police Chief Steven Eric DiSario, 36, were also killed in the Friday attack.
Avivah Litan, a cybersecurity analyst at Gartner, agreed that the government is "is negligent not doing a better job protecting companies", but added that it's not like "you can stop the USA government from developing cybertools" that then work as intended.
Still, it was Microsoft that wrote the exploitable software to begin with. "It knows how to exploit vulnerabilities in Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Window Server 2008 and earlier versions", said Dinesh Yadav, Centre for Cyber Crime Investigation, Noida. "We are expecting it and have informed the banks since most of our ATMs run on the windows operating system which is the operating system effected by WannaCry", Subhamangala added. While there's been limited public declaration (expect many are keeping quiet) that Australian users have been impacted on a large scale, it does speak to the lack of updating that's happening to connected systems. He noted, however, the complexity that can be involved in patching a security hole.
"This attack is a powerful reminder that information technology basics like keeping computers current and patched are a high responsibility for everyone, and it's something every top executive should support", he said.
While any technological steps that organizations can take to reduce their own vulnerabilities in the future go far beyond my understanding, human resources departments can help protect their organizations by creating a cyber-aware culture.
This is because the virus may be spreading via email attachments or trusted websites, Mr MacGibbon told ABC, and if you don't open or click on to the infected sites then you won't be impacted.
The virus exploits a flaw in a version of Microsoft Windows first identified by U.S. intelligence.
Popovich had no guess about Leonards status for Game 3 , saying it would likely be decided as late as Friday or Saturday. He had 26 points, eight rebounds, three assists, and two steals before heading to the locker room in the third.
Talking more about the new OS, it will be getting rebuilt set of Google apps that use less memory, storage space, and mobile data. GE, LG, and Whirlpool smart appliances can now be connected to the Google Home speaker you'll be buying soon enough.
It makes more sense for the Boston Celtics to wait a year and most likely have another trip to the playoffs. The Celtics next pick in the draft, barring any trades, isn't until No. 37 overall from the Timberwolves .
But after a few thousands years, as sea levels rose, the island was cut off from the mainland and the cave abandoned. Veth said the location provided the longest sequence of dietary remains from any Australian site.
US forces bombed a militia aligned with Syrian president Bashar Assad in southern Syria, a Pentagon official confirmed Thursday. In April, Daesh terrorists attempted to take the U.S. base near At Tanf in which three US-backed Syrian rebels were killed.
Keselowski, Harvick and Blaney went three-wide with Keselowski on the high side, and he made the move stick to finish second. On the restart, Truex blew past Blaney and never gave the lead back. "I hate that I'm the part of it that started it".
A special envoy representing Moon is due to visit China on Thursday for talks on THAAD and the overall bilateral relationship. In March, South Korean officials voiced concerns that Beijing was limiting tourism to their country as an unofficial sanction.
Tottenham lost 1-0 to West Ham United on Friday night as Pochettino's men failed to cut Chelsea's lead at the top of the table. After a troubled campaign, this was a rare uplifting moment for West Ham.
In March, South Korean officials voiced concerns that Beijing was limiting tourism to their country as an unofficial sanction. The Thaad deployment has already had an impact, after its TPY-2 radar component detected Sunday's missile launch.
The vote - 66% for centrist Macron to 34% for Le Pen - proved a stronger victory than many analysts and polls had projected. His rivals now will be motivated to keep Macron from making further gains during the two-round parliamentary election.
India appeals to UN court to halt execution of 'spy'
India mentioned in the application that Pakistan is in violation of the Vienna Convention by denying consular access to Jadhav. India demands suspension of Jadav's death sentence. "India has used this court as the scene of political theatre".
Sweden drops rape investigation into WikiLeaks founder Assange
CIA Director Mike Pompeo said in April that Assange should not be afforded constitutional free speech protections in the U.S. In order to proceed with the case, Julian Assange would have to be formally notified of the criminal suspicions against him.
PayPal now lets you pay online with a fingerprint scan
Google Lens is a brand new effort from the company that brings AI and machine learning to recognise the surroundings. We're not talking about the image metadata, but the places, names and even Wi-Fi passwords depicted in your photos.
Cornell family cites drug he was prescribed
Cornell was a leader of the grunge movement with Seattle-based Soundgarden , with whom he gained critical and commercial acclaim. Asked about his past addictions, Mr Cornell often remarked that drug problems were overlooked among non-famous people.
United Kingdom general election: Theresa May launches manifesto
The value of the pound has tumbled since Britons voted to leave the bloc, pushing costs up and driving inflation past wage growth. The platform signals that May is more willing than her predecessor, David Cameron, to let the state intervene in markets.
Russian Federation probe 'divides' the country
Former FBI Director James Comey , who had previously led the investigation, was sacked by Trump on May 9. Trump later deleted and retweeted that statement to correct the spelling of "counsel".
Donald Trump back to repeating 'no collusion'
This is risky business that the first choice for National Security Advisor turned out to be a liar in the White House. The White House, Spicer explained, was skeptical of Yates because she was "not exactly a supporter of the president".
Plug Power Inc (PLUG) Downgraded to "Sell" at Roth Capital
Its primary product line is GenDrive, which is a hydrogen fueled PEM fuel cell system that provides power to industrial vehicles. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Plug Power from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Saturday, March 11th.