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  • Ransomware cyber-attack a wake-up call, Microsoft warns

    14 May, 2017 10:17 PM 30

    Cyber-attacks that have hit 150 countries since Friday should be treated by governments around the world as a "wake-up call", Microsoft says. The computing giant said software vulnerabilities hoarded by governments have caused "widespread damage". The latest virus exploits a flaw in Microsoft Windows first identified by US intelligence. There are fears

  • Ransomware attack: Maharashtra police dept partially hit, 'critical alert' issued

    14 May, 2017 6:13 PM 32

    The country's cyber security agency has alerted Internet users against damaging activities of a strong and globally active ransomware virus- 'Wannacry'- that critically infects work stations and locks them remotely. In the evening, the Maharashtra Police department said it was partially hit by the ransomware."Cyber experts have been engaged to fix the systems

  • 2 lakh hit by unprecedented cyberhack in 150 nations:Europol

    14 May, 2017 3:03 PM 41

    London, May 14 (PTI) The "unprecedented" ransomware cyberattack has hit as many as 200,000 victims in over 150 countries, Europes leading security chief said today and warned of possible fresh disruption when workers switch on their computers at the start of the working week tomorrow. The countries, including India, were hit by what is believed to be the biggest-ever

  • Ransomware: Europol chief warns of another ‘imminent attack’

    14 May, 2017 2:31 PM 28

    Europe’s leading security chief said the virus had around 200,00 victims in over 150 countries The “unprecedented” ransomware cyberattack has hit as many as 200,000 victims in over 150 countries, Europe’s leading security chief said on Sunday and warned of another “imminent attack”. The countries, including India, were hit by what is believed to be the biggest-ever

  • Manhunt for hackers behind global cyberattack

    14 May, 2017 11:11 AM 47

    International investigators hunted for those behind an unprecedented cyber-attack that affected systems in dozens of countries, including at banks, hospitals and government agencies, as security experts sought to contain the fallout. The assault, which began Friday and was being described as the biggest-ever cyber ransom attack, struck state agencies

  • Mishra stable, mildly dehydrated: Docs

    14 May, 2017 9:05 AM 33

    The condition of rebel Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kapil Mishra, admitted to the RML hospital here after he fainted while addressing the media today, is stable, doctors said. His condition was being monitored, and he could be shifted to the RML's nursing home, the doctor added. Mishra, who has been on a hunger strike for five days, fainted at around

  • Former Mumbai police chief now take care of cancer patients

    14 May, 2017 5:06 AM 29

    Arup Patnaik who is revered as one of the most dynamic and respected IPS officers of the Maharashtra cadre has also a human side to his personality. After he was retired on September 30 in 2015, Patnaik started a non-profit called Konark Cancer Foundation, which hand-holds cancer patients at various levels of treatment. It was during his stint as Mumbai

  • Indian-origin doctor warned of cyberattacks days before UK health service hack

    13 May, 2017 4:41 PM 37

    LONDON: An Indian-origin doctor based in London had warned against the cyber-hack of the UK's state-run National Health Service (NHS) just days before it crippled the country's network. Dr Krishna Chinthapalli, a neurology registrar at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London, had warned that an increasing number of hospitals could

  • Researcher accidentally finds 'kill switch' for cyberattack ransomware

    13 May, 2017 1:27 PM 34

    A cybersecurity researcher appears to have accidentally discovered a “kill switch” that can prevent the spread of the WannaCry ransomware — for now — that has caused the cyberattacks wreaking havoc globally, they told AFP on Saturday. The researcher, tweeting as @MalwareTechBlog, said the discovery was accidental, but that registering a domain name used by the malware

  • Indian-origin doctor warned against UK health service cyber-hack

    13 May, 2017 1:27 PM 28

    LONDON: An Indian-origin doctor based in London had warned against the cyber-hack of the UK's state-run National Health Service (NHS) just days before it crippled the country's network. Dr Krishna Chinthapalli, a neurology registrar at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London, had warned that an increasing number of hospitals could