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The warning was echoed by Britain's National Cyber Security Centre: "As a new working week begins it is likely, in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, that further cases of ransomware may come to light, possibly at a significant scale". While the scale of the attack shows Microsoft needs to strengthen its own capabilities, "there is simply no way for customers to protect themselves against threats unless they update their system", Smith said in his blog post .
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    These hackers "have caused enormous amounts of disruption- probably the biggest ransomware cyberattack in history", said Graham Cluley, a veteran of the anti-virus industry in Oxford, England. By Kaspersky Lab's count, the malware struck at least 74 countries. However, security researchers say firms that fail to keep their software up-to-date are also responsible for the ransomware outbreak.
  • At least one Australian firm hit by global cyber attack

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    The initial attack, known as " WannaCry ", paralyzed computers that run Britain's hospital network, Germany's national railway and scores of other companies and government agencies worldwide in what was believed to be the biggest online extortion scheme ever recorded.
  • Italy's Atlantia Bids €16.3B For Fellow Toll Road Operator

    Italy's Atlantia Bids €16.3B For Fellow Toll Road Operator

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    Abertis is now owned by Criteria Caixaholding, while Atlantia is controlled by the Benetton family. The merger would help tackle the key weakness of both Atlantia and of Abertis, which is concentration of assets in their respective markets, and would help diversify Abertis' portfolio.
  • GOP senator: North Korea missile test 'one of most advanced yet'

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    In a unanimous statement backed by China, the council stressed the importance of North Korea "immediately showing honest commitment to denuclearisation through concrete action". Within North Korea's existing operational arsenal are the Hwasong-5 and 6, Rodong, and Musudan missiles. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told reporters in Sydney on Monday that North Korea's conduct was "reckless", "provocative" and "unlawful".
  • Nintendo will introduce Super Mario Odyssey at E3, 2017

    Nintendo will introduce Super Mario Odyssey at E3, 2017

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    Taken at Tokyo Big Sight, we see a few new aspects that weren't present in the Super Mario Odyssey trailer. Video game stories from other sites on the web. Still, we're not going to turn up our noses at new Super Mario Odyssey footage. Nintendo will be live streaming from the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) starting from June 13.
  • How to avoid a cyber attack

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    British Prime Minister Theresa May weighed in, " Europol has said that it is unprecedented in terms of the scale of the cyber-attack that has taken place". The ransomware variant, called "Wanna Decryption" or " WannaCry " works like any other ransomware : once it is inadvertently installed, it locks up the organization's data until ransom is paid.
  • AMD's Ryzen 9 'Threadripper' CPU lineup leaked

    AMD's Ryzen 9 'Threadripper' CPU lineup leaked

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    The Core i7-7740K has HyperThreading support, comes with 8MB of L3 cache and works at 4.3GHz base and 4.5GHz Turbo clocks. The CPU will have a TDP of 155W which is lower than the reported TDP of the upcoming Core i9-7920X flagship CPU that Intel is bringing to the table with the upcoming Skylake-X series.
  • Microsoft says WannaCrypt attack a wake-up call

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    Law enforcement officials have discouraged people from paying these ransoms. Most stations had recovered. Dr Sharrock, a GP in Spilsby, said: "We don't have access to any medical records, prescriptions, blood test or X-ray results, so if people are coming for routine appointments, for follow-ups or for a new problem which isn't urgent or an emergency, we're asking for them to postpone that".
  • Apple May Put Blood Glucose Sensors in Apple Watch Smart Band

    Apple May Put Blood Glucose Sensors in Apple Watch Smart Band

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    It's not clear whether these new bands would work with older models of the Apple Watch, or simply be accessories for the forthcoming Apple Watch Series 3, which is expected to launch later this year. If Apple is able to succeed where others have failed, it would turn the Apple Watch into a "must have" device for many, rather than a "nice to have".