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Kyodo News said one personal computer was affected at one office at East Japan Railway Co., but train services were not affected. Director Shin Dae Kyu at the state-run Korea Internet & Security Agency who monitors the private sector said Monday that five companies have reported they were targeted by a global "ransomware" cyberattack.
  • Microsoft criticizes governments, says WannaCry attack is a 'wake-up call'

    Microsoft criticizes governments, says WannaCry attack is a 'wake-up call'

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    Carmaker Renault said one of its French plants, which employs 3,500 people, wasn't reopening Monday as a "preventative step" while technicians deal with the aftermath of the attack. Rob Wainwright, the director of Europol, told the newspaper that security officials believe the hack is the work of criminals, rather than a state-sponsored attack.
  • Australian business affected by global cyberattack, says Federal Government

    Australian business affected by global cyberattack, says Federal Government

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    Initial reports said just one Australian business had been impacted, but Cyber Security Minister Dan Tehan confirmed two others were also hit in an interview with the ABC this morning. He also warned hackers could upgrade the virus to remove the "kill switch" that helped to stop it. There have been calls for an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding Friday's major incident, with the Government and NHS chiefs facing questions over their preparedness and the robustness of vital systems.
  • Amazon Improves Alexa Wake Word Accuracy To Make Echo Less Annoying

    Amazon Improves Alexa Wake Word Accuracy To Make Echo Less Annoying

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    Notifications support will enable Alexa skills to send out notifications to the user so that they can catch up on whatever it is that they missed. The feature is meant to improve third-party Alexa devices, by opening up the same kind of voice verification system that makes Amazon's Echo so reliable.
  • Twitter co-founder Biz Stone returns to company

    Twitter co-founder Biz Stone returns to company

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    Twitter shares were up 2.4 percent at $19.65. It's not exactly clear what Stone's title will be, but a source familiar with the move says he'll report to Twitter CMO Leslie Berland and help with internal communications and morale at the company.
  • Cyber attack a wake up call

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    Microsoft did put out a patch two months ago for more recent systems, but not all users may have downloaded it. But he aimed his sharpest criticisms at the USA and other nations. The company gave no details on the degree to which the plant was affected by the malware. "You can buy ransomware kits on the dark web, you can buy all the tool sets you need to undertake your own ransomware campaign quiet easily", he said, referring to an area of the internet often used for illegal activity.
  • Terry to retire at season's end?

    Terry to retire at season's end?

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    The Chelsea captain will be leaving the club at the end of the season - but had insisted that he was eager to continue playing. Yet after the Watford match Terry said retirement was one of the options he is considering. "It is going to be sad and emotional for me on Sunday because I've been here 22 years - but I'm delighted for the experiences and opportunities I have been given".
  • UK: 'Worst over' in cyber-attack

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    According to a report in The Intercept , ShadowBrokers, an entity that had previously authentic malware used by the NSA to attack computers around the world, released this ransomware, capable of breaking into systems running Windows. However it's unusual for an expert criminal gang to use so few Bitcoin wallets to collect their ransom demands - as in this case - as the more wallets there are, the more hard the gang is to trace.
  • DocuSign Confirms Hackers Accessed Its Customer Email Database

    DocuSign Confirms Hackers Accessed Its Customer Email Database

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    The company added that personal information was not accessed. The company stresses that the data stolen was limited to customer and user email addresses, but the incident is especially risky because it allows attackers to target users who may already be expecting to click on links in emails from DocuSign .
  • Zidane insists Madrid aren't taking La Liga triumph for granted

    Zidane insists Madrid aren't taking La Liga triumph for granted

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    Madrid's final game is at Malaga. Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 400th and 401st Real Madrid goals as they defeated Sevilla . Most worryingly, though, was the centre-back pairing of Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane, which is first choice and likely to start the Champions League final against Juventus.