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Why Android is likely safe from a WannaCry-like attack

Enlarge Image Unlike the Google Pixel, most Android devices are running on outdated operating systems. James Martin/CNET The WannaCry cyberattack has ensnared more than 300,000 computers in 150 countries by taking advantage of outdated versions of Windows that never got Microsoft’s crucial security patches. Hmm. Millions of devices that are stuck on older versions of an operating system… Read More »

Indian State Power Company’s Computers Hit by Ransomware Attack

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The global ransomware attack has affected several computers of a state power distribution company in the Indian state of West Bengal but the federal government computer system has largely escaped, officials said on Monday. State agencies that manage government websites and build supercomputers have installed security patches issued by Microsoft Corp . Federal Minister… Read More »

Computer Security Experts Brace For Second Wave Of ‘Biggest Ransomware Attack Ever’

The malicious “ransomware” attacks that seized computers worldwide Friday and held those systems hostage are likely to worsen this week as millions of people return to work – forcing them to discover the hard way whether they have been affected, security analysts said. With much of the world still reeling from the digital breach that prevented people from… Read More »

Kabul bomb attack targeting Nato convoy kills eight

A suicide attack on a convoy belonging to the Nato mission in Afghanistan has killed at least eight people in Kabul, officials say. The victims were all civilians, a government spokesman said. About 25 other people were injured, including three US service members. The attack on the group of military vehicles happened next to the US embassy during… Read More »

Pressure on Yahoo grows after massive hack attack

Pressure on Yahoo continued to grow after the internet search giant revealed that it was the victim of another huge hacking attack in 2013. The company’s shares closed down more than 6% on Wall Street on fears that a planned sale to Verizon was in doubt. Politicians and regulators called for action after Yahoo disclosed on Wednesday that… Read More »

Cairo cathedral bombing: IS claims responsibility for attack

So-called Islamic State say it was behind a bomb attack on a church in Cairo on Sunday in which at least 25 people were killed. One of its fighters carried out the suicide attack on the Coptic Christian cathedral, the group said in a statement. Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi had earlier named the attacker as Shafik Mahmoud… Read More »

Secure Boot Key Flaw Exposes Windows Devices to Attack: Report

A leak has gone horribly wrong for Microsoft and the company is scrambling to fix the mess. Microsoft unwittingly leaked a ‘golden key’ that can unlock Windows-powered PCs, tablets, and phones protected by Secure Boot. For the uninitiated, Secure Boot, a part of Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI), secures every component of a device’s boot process by checking… Read More »

Relatives of Palestinian Attack Victims Sue Facebook for $1 Billion in US

A group of Israelis and Americans filed a lawsuit on Monday seeking $1 billion in damages from Facebook Inc. for allegedly facilitating deadly Palestinian militant attacks on their loved ones. The plaintiffs, relatives of four Israeli-US dual nationals and one visiting US citizen who died in attacks in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem or the occupied West Bank between 2014… Read More »

Turkish journalist Can Dündar jailed after surviving gun attack

The prominent Turkish journalist Can Dündar has been sentenced to more than five years in prison, shortly after surviving an attack by a gunman who attempted to shoot him outside a courthouse in Istanbul. “In the space of two hours we have experienced two assassination attempts: one was done with a gun, the other was judicial,” said the… Read More »