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Account addresses hard-coded into the malicious WannaCry virus appear to show the attackers had received just under $32,500 in anonymous bitcoin currency as of (1100 GMT) 7 a.m. "I respect the honesty of the United States", Mikhail Delyagin, the director of the Institute of Problems of Globalization in Russian Federation, told the New York Times .
  • World braces for more cyberattacks

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    USA software firm Symantec said the majority of organisations affected were in Europe, and the attack was believed to be indiscriminate. Cybersecurity experts say the unknown hackers who launched the attacks used a vulnerability that was exposed in NSA documents leaked online.
  • Dell Goes Public With New VC Fund | Dropoff Raises $8.5M

    Dell Goes Public With New VC Fund | Dropoff Raises $8.5M

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    Mr Dell was speaking as the company launched a raft of new products and services across both Dell and EMC, the storage company it merged with two years ago. It all sounds great, but with 4K, it takes more than a single component to make it worthwhile - you need the content, receiver and network to support it as well.
  • Global cyberattack: Phone scammer warning for NZ

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    In the meantime, South Korea's major theater chain CJ CGV said around 50 of its complexes are estimated to have been attacked by the malware. Victims have only hours to pay the ransom, which rises to $600 before the files are destroyed. While Smith said that Microsoft (and its customers) need to take more responsibility for their role, the executive laid the bulk of the responsibility for the massive cyberhack at the feet of government agencies.
  • Microsoft Lashes Out Over 'WannaCry' Hacks; Is Apple Next?

    Microsoft Lashes Out Over 'WannaCry' Hacks; Is Apple Next?

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    WannaCry encrypts files with a key that only extortionist hackers can access. A massive ransomware attack was carried out Friday, hitting hospitals, companies and government offices in almost 100 countries. The WannaCry virus hit computers in 16 United Kingdom hospitals, Telefonica Telecom in Spain, Gas Natural, Iberdrola, and more than 50,000 cases reported in 74 countries.
  • South Korea says North's claim of missile progress needs analysis

    South Korea says North's claim of missile progress needs analysis

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    Experts said the altitude reached by the missile tested on Sunday meant it was launched at a high trajectory, which would limit the lateral distance it traveled. Outside militaries and experts will closely analyze what the North fired. North Korea fired a ballistic missile in defiance of calls to rein in its weapons programme, days after a new leader in its old rival South Korea came to power, pledging to engage it in dialogue.
  • HTC U11 debuting on the 16th, could have a

    HTC U11 debuting on the 16th, could have a "squeezable" frame

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    HTC will livestream the launch event, and may offer the phone for sale within a week of its debut. One of the screenshots shows how you can fill up a balloon displayed on the screen by simply squeezing the Edges of the phone and release the balloon by releasing the Edges.
  • 'Unprecedented' cyber attack hits 100 countries including India

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    The attack that began Friday is believed to be the biggest online extortion attack ever recorded, spreading chaos by locking computers that run Britain's hospital network, Germany's national railway and scores of other companies, factories and government agencies worldwide.
  • How a perfect storm allowed a global ransomware attack to happen

    How a perfect storm allowed a global ransomware attack to happen

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    Investigators are working to track down those responsible for the ransomware used on Friday, known as Wanna Decryptor or WannaCry . Technical staff scrambled yesterday to patch computers and restore infected ones. Microsoft has taken the unusual step of re-releasing security updates for some older versions of its Windows platforms to counter a massive global wave of cyber ransomware attacks.
  • Intel's next-gen Core i9 series teased: 12C/24T of power

    Intel's next-gen Core i9 series teased: 12C/24T of power

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    The most powerful of the new microprocessors will be the Core i9-7920X. The leak was corroborated this morning with benchmarks over on Guru3D, so it seems likely that we're about to be staring down a Core i9 line of processors over the next few months.