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GSTN, the company set up to provide the IT infrastructure for GST rollout, will not be impacted by the WannaCry ransomware attack as its systems do not run on Microsoft software, its CEO Prakash Kumar said. This vicious piece of code is a type of a Trojan encryptor created to extort money from users by holding their data to ransom. Interestingly, the company had rolled out updates to "Patch the Ransomware Vulnerability" for Windows 7, 8.1, Vista SP2 and Windows 10 earlier this year on ...
  • What is ransomware? 5 key questions about the NHS cyber hack answered

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    The full extent of the damage from the cyberattack felt in 150 countries was unclear and could worsen if more malicious variations of the online extortion scheme appear. The latest malware, called WannaCrypt or WannaCry, is spread by taking advantage of a Windows vulnerability that Microsoft released a security patch for in March.
  • Hackers Strike 74 Countries with Stolen NSA Hacking Tool

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    The Shadow Brokers released Eternal Blue as part of a trove of hacking tools that they said belonged to the USA spy agency. The cyber-attack, which struck this afternoon (Friday, May 12), has forced IT and phone systems to be shut down elsewhere.
  • Ransomware affects 150 countries, businesses cautioned for future cyber attacks

    Ransomware affects 150 countries, businesses cautioned for future cyber attacks

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    The malicious software has infected more than 75,000 computers in 99 countries worldwide on Friday, a lot of them concentrated in Russia, Ukraine and Taiwan, according to Dutch cybersecurity company Avast Software BV. The British government denied allegations that lax cybersecurity in the financially stretched, state-funded health service had helped the attack spread.
  • From Players Championship winner to cattle class

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    Who is Si Woo Kim? He ended at 10-under 278. Kim, almost two years younger than Adam Scott when the Australian won in 2004, is also the first player from Asia to win twice on the PGA Tour before the age of 22. Northern Ireland star Rory McIlroy, who fired a 75 to finish on 290, travels to Belfast for an MRI exam on Monday to see about nagging back pain that could be related to a rib injury that sidelined him earlier this year.
  • Judge tells Uber to return Waymo files taken by engineer

    Judge tells Uber to return Waymo files taken by engineer

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    Levandowski, who was recently demoted from leading Uber's autonomous driving project but remains at the company, is at the center of an intensifying legal clash that Alphabet Inc.'s self-driving unit is waging against Uber . Levandowski from working on the technology". Last week Alsup took the rare step of referring the case to federal prosecutors for an investigation of possible criminal misconduct.
  • Phantom Dust re-release hits Xbox One, Windows

    Phantom Dust re-release hits Xbox One, Windows

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    The news comes via Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg, who made the announcement on Twitter. Microtransactions have been added to multiplayer-the price of free , though Microsoft stipulates that players won't be "penalized" for not buying in. BioShock Infinite is £6.99 now, while the original will set you back £7.49. Having said that, he confirmed that the relaunch will have DLC ( free and paid), which seems to indicate that the game will allow you to purchase packs of cards.
  • Ransomware attack again thrusts United States spy agency into unwanted spotlight

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    The Indian financial system's claim that it has been largely unacffected by a cyber attack that has hit thousands of establishments across the globe has raised eyebrows. "We haven't fully dodged this bullet at all until we're patched against the vulnerability itself", Kalember said. Unless the source is not verified, do not click on the links inside these documents.
  • Seoul cyber experts warn of more attacks as North blamed

    Seoul cyber experts warn of more attacks as North blamed

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    The attacks are among the fastest-spreading extortion campaigns on record. Israeli-based security firm Intezer Labs also said it agreed with the North Korea attribution. South Korea was mostly spared from the latest ransomware attack, partly because the constant threats have made the government and companies careful about always updating their software.
  • Cody Kessler opens OTAs as Browns starting QB

    Cody Kessler opens OTAs as Browns starting QB

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    Rookie Cody Kessler carried the load for the team last season; however, head coach Hue Jackson wanted to bring in some competition for 2017 after a...well, less than stellar season by Kessler. "He's a big guy with a big arm and very bright". Osweiler, a Super Bowl champ, came over to the Browns in a March trade with the Houston Texans. Kizer likely needs a season or two before he's going to be ready to take over as the starter, if he ever becomes that guy for the Browns.
  • (INTC) Position Lowered by Randolph Co Inc

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    The stock of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) has "Overweight" rating given on Wednesday, October 14 by Pacific Crest. Randolph Co Inc's holdings in Intel were worth $20,580,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. The Genesee Valley Trust Company holds 5,304 shares with $383,000 value, down from 15,198 last quarter. Equities research analysts forecast that Intel Co .