https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/720x405/p0534jf7.jpg

Sci-tech

North Korea claimed the missile reached an altitude of 2,111.5 kilometers and flew 787 kilometers. The United States says it will punish North Korea if it provokes again. The strategy seems to be having an effect, as North Korea this week complained to the US Congress about the sanctions it had imposed, and pleaded with other countries to ignore United Nations penalties.Some observers believe that despite what North Korea says, the sanctions are key to forcing North Korea to the negotiating ...
  • Microsoft reportedly held back WannaCry patch for older Windows versions

    Sci-tech

    National Security Agency, creating a vastly potent class of crimeware. The RBI has asked banks to follow the instructions of the government organisation CERT-In on ransomware which has impacted various IT networks in over 150 countries. Systems infected with ransomware are often also infected with other malware. To securely plug the loopholes from being exploited by hackers and evolving into a large-scale networking disaster, it is utterly essential for the technology sector and software ...
  • Facebook will soon come up with new option

    Facebook will soon come up with new option "Order Food"

    Sci-tech

    From sources, it is known that recently the social media has tied up with online ordering business Delivery.com and Slice . Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is now competing directly against GrubHub Inc (NYSE:GRUB), as it integrates a new feature that allows online food ordering right on its own namesake platform.
  • Twitter Warns Vine Users About Bug, Possible Data Exposure

    Twitter Warns Vine Users About Bug, Possible Data Exposure

    Sci-tech

    Nevertheless, Twitter says that affected users should "be cautious" when it comes to random phone calls, emails, and text messages. Twitter says that it fixed the issue as soon as it became aware of it and the bug affected the Vine archive for just 24 hours.
  • Indonesian IT Ministry issues steps for protection against WannaCry ransomware

    Sci-tech

    A United Kingdom -based security researcher who goes by the name MalwareTech put a stop to the spread of WannaCry on Friday by registering a domain name he discovered in the ransomware's code. Microsoft called in February for a " Digital Geneva Convention " laying down the rules for the protection of users from state cyber attacks, including a requirement for governments to report vulnerabilities to vendors, rather than stockpile, sell, or exploit them.
  • Wannacry cyber attack compromised Russian banks in isolated cases: central bank

    Sci-tech

    They exploited a ideal storm of factors - the Windows hole, the ability to get ransom paid in digital currency, poor security practices - but it's unclear if the payoff, at least so far, was worth the trouble. A month prior to the expose about its vulnerability, they had released a free patch - an update that is created to strengthen security vulnerabilities to counter the exact weakness that the ransomware is exploiting.
  • Ransomware WannaCry Infected Almost Only Windows 7 PCs

    Sci-tech

    Following this, it demands a ransom be paid in Bitcoin (virtual money) to let users access their data again. The largest number of WannaCry attacks occurred in Russian Federation and Ukraine. Smith urged the government "to report vulnerabilities to vendors, rather than stockpile, sell, or exploit them", as the company called for in February when it proposed a new Digital Geneva Convention .
  • Ransomware attacks in 150 countries

    Sci-tech

    The health care industry is a major target of these types of attacks, with ransomware accounting for more than 70 percent of malware attacks against hospitals, pharmacies and insurance agencies . A confluence of events led to discovery of and then spread of the devastating malware. Businesses and large organizations are mostly at risk of this attack because of a flaw in a Windows protocol that many businesses use to share files.
  • Google Brings In New Recents Menu UI In Android Go

    Sci-tech

    Google wants to focus on bringing enhanced Android experience to low-end devices. People might believe that it is like Android One, but that's not the case as Android Go is different from Android One . Google now offer premium Android One smartphones in Japan in the vicinity of $450 as well. Android is still King of the mobile industry and there are over 2 billion monthly global users.
  • Rory McIlroy withdraws from BMW PGA Championship with ongoing rib-injury

    Sci-tech

    But after three weeks away from the range due to his wedding last month , McIlroy returned too quickly to full-practice and so suffered what he termed a "low-grade response" in the build-up to last week's Players Championship. European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley added: "There is no question that Rory will be missed at the BMW PGA Championship but his health is the most important thing and we wish him a speedy recovery".
  • Microsoft partly blames U.S. gov't for cyberattack

    Sci-tech

    In the United Kingdom however, the attack hit the National Health Service badly enough that services to patients were disrupted. He says that the updated version of the ransomware along with the other variants would continue to haunt computers all over the world.
  • NHS provides outpatients updates following cyber attack

    Sci-tech

    The ransomware impacted businesses both large and small, notably including sixteen of Great Britain's hospitals forcing them to turn patients away, FedEx, the Russian Interior Ministry and a large Spanish telecommunications company. Mr Matheson discussed the impact of the global cyber attack on Scotland, the multi-agency response and the steps that can be taken to boost cyber resilience across all sectors.