Sci-tech

by | May 15, 2017 | 06:44

Cyber extortionists tricked victims into opening malicious malware attachments to spam emails that appeared to contain invoices, job offers, security warnings and other legitimate files. The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), a nodal agency under the ministry to deal with cyber security emergencies, said a new ransomware named Wannacry was spreading widely.

by | May 15, 2017 | 06:18

Spokesman Jan Op Gen Oorth said Sunday that the number of individuals who have fallen victim to the cyberextortion attack could be much higher. She said: "If you look at who's been impacted by this virus, it's a huge variety across different industries and across global governments".

by | May 15, 2017 | 04:34

Snapchat users created on average more than 3 billion snaps , or pieces of short content, every day, up from 2.5 billion the previous quarter. Snap posted revenue of $149.65 million, up close to 300 percent over this time past year, and annual growth in the number of daily active users of 22 percent to 166 million users.

by | May 15, 2017 | 03:13

The Windows 10 Creators Update has only just begun to roll out, but Microsoft given us a peek at what's coming next for Windows. And this one's bringing some significant UI changes to Windows with a new aesthetic called "Fluent Design". As the name implies, Timeline provides a visual record of recent apps and activities, which could be a more natural way of picking up where you left off.

by | May 15, 2017 | 01:52

Trump has been roundly bashed for sacking Comey. Republican US senator from Texas John Cornyn, who is the India Caucus co-founder and co-chair, is among the frontrunners reportedly being considered by the Donald Trump administration to head the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

by | May 14, 2017 | 22:19

The UV Index is set to be very high Sunday during the early afternoon hours. Steady rain this morning which can be heavy at times through early this afternoon before tapering back a bit. Dry weather returns for the second half of Monday with attractive sunshine arriving Tuesday . Tonight will become largely dry with clear spells but showers will affect western coastal counties.

by | May 14, 2017 | 21:53

A fifth of the trusts were hit by the ransomware on Friday afternoon, forcing hospitals to cancel and delay treatment. Speaking Saturday after an emergency government meeting in London, Home Secretary Amber Rudd said 48 out of 248 NHS organizations were affected by the largest-ever cyberextortion attack, though "most of them are back to the normal course of business".

by | May 14, 2017 | 20:55

But Trump contradicted that account in a sweeping interview with NBC's Lester Holt on Thursday, saying he would have fired Comey regardless of the Justice Department recommendation. Consider then the irony that Comey's firing led to the Washington Post citing an unprecedented 30 unnamed sources in its next-day story about his dismissal.

by | May 14, 2017 | 19:08

Portions of the spy agency's sophisticated cyber arsenal have been leaked online in recent months. Patients of the state-funded country-wide service are facing days of chaos as appointments and surgeries were cancelled after almost 45 NHS organisations from London to Scotland were hit in the "ransomware" attack on Friday.

by | May 14, 2017 | 19:43

He now co-chairs the caucus in the Senate with Democrat Mark Warner. Deputy White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Comey's dismissal would allow the probe to "come to its conclusion with integrity". Comey has not publicly discussed any conversations he has had with Trump. Anonymous sources told the Associated Press that Michael J. Garcia , an associate judge on New York's highest court, and US District Judge Henry E.

by | May 14, 2017 | 18:25

Mr Trump said the administration is looking at "outstanding people.very well known" and will come to a decision quickly. His veiled threat was likely to add to the storm roiling Washington over Trump's abrupt firing of Comey on Tuesday.

by | May 14, 2017 | 18:45

While most organizations won't suffer as much as the United Kingdom health-care facilities, the incident renewed the debate about the risk of governments stockpiling flaws in commercial technology and using them for hacking attacks. CERT has already issued an advisory alerting people about the spreading ransomware. Both said Russian Federation was hit hardest. Microsoft did release a patch for the vulnerability in March.

by | May 14, 2017 | 18:27

Similar to yesterday, Microsoft has offered InfoQ a preview of what to expect in today's keynote at Build 2017. Now, it looks like Microsoft has made great strides in bringing full blown Windows 10 to ARM devices given how things are turned out at the recent Microsoft Build 2017 developer event.

by | May 14, 2017 | 14:47

Trump also pledged to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement and to "cancel billions in global warming payments to the United Nations". Rival factions within the administration are pitted against one another as President Trump closes in on a decision expected later this month.

by | May 14, 2017 | 14:35

This week's host for Saturday Night Live is none other than Melissa McCarthy , and the teases for her appearance on the show are setting up for a big show. "Straight out da bushes", McCarthy wrote on Instagram , referencing reports Spicer recently hid in the bushes at the White House to avoid the press this week.

by | May 14, 2017 | 12:11

On top of that, victims are being told that after 7 days, their files will be lost forever if the ransom is not paid. Major global companies said they also came under attack. An increase in activity of the malware was noticed starting from 8am CET (07:00 GMT) Friday, security software company Avast reported, adding that it " quickly escalated into a massive spreading ".

by | May 14, 2017 | 13:14

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he and South Korean President Moon Jae-in discussed by phone North Korea's latest missile test, while his top national security adviser also spoke with his US counterpart. Sunday's launch, at 5:27 a.m. Seoul time (4:27 p.m. ET), came two weeks after North Korea fired a missile that disintegrated minutes into flight, marking its fourth consecutive failure since March.

by | May 14, 2017 | 11:24

Notably, Ivanka Trump , a senior adviser to the President, has reportedly wanted to take the lead on climate change, an unnamed source told Politico . But as Trump continues to dismantle the environmental legacy of his predecessor, a political and public relations tug-of-war has emerged between consumer-facing companies that want to stick with Paris and trade groups that insist the USA pull out of the agreement.

by | May 14, 2017 | 12:01

Additionally, the company has also launched a new NoSQL database called Cosmos DB with horizontal scaling up capabilities. Putting RDS on notice With the addition of Postgres and MySQL to the platform, Microsoft will have a credible competitor to Amazon's Relational Database Services (RDS ), which now supports Postgres, MySQL, MariaDB (a fork of MySQL), Oracle and SQL Server.

by | May 14, 2017 | 10:00

Pyongyang launched a Pukguksong-2 missile (KN-15) - which was defined by the South as a solid-fuel intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) using technology related to submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) - from the same location on February 12.

by | May 14, 2017 | 10:47

They gained entry to targeted computer systems by exploiting a vulnerability in Microsoft computer operating systems that was discovered and developed by the U.S. While the domain registration put a stop to the ransomware's spread, it did not solve the problem for any system that had already been hit by the attack.

by | May 14, 2017 | 09:15

Kejriwal-led AAP has termed the recently conducted CBI raid on Delhi secretariat and the issuance of notice against the party for its overseas funding by the home ministry a case of political vendetta. Mr Jha, a legislator from Burari, had on Friday announced he would sit on indefinite hunger strike against Mr Mishra for his "defamatory allegations" against AAP convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

by | May 14, 2017 | 09:39

Users will get an email which appears to show a Google Doc link that the sender has shared with you. It gradually gained control of their whole email histories and stretched itself to all of their contacts. The app also is a replica of the real Google Docs app. Phishing is used to gain access to a user's login credentials. Google said it has disabled the offending worm, and I personally found that Gmail started marking the worm's emails as spam.

by | May 14, 2017 | 09:15

Microsoft officially announced the new Fluent Design Language codenamed Project NEON. If you're a Windows Insider in the Fast Ring then you can download the latest Windows 10 build 16193 and start testing the Story Remix feature. This is why Edge was lagging far behind other more constantly upgraded browsers such as Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Microsoft's move toward a more open approach can easily be contrasted with Apple's (AAPL) style of walling off competing devices and ...

by | May 14, 2017 | 05:26

The IT director admitted that they were very lucky, saying, "Timing absolutely was everything for us". Researchers believe spying tools developed by the US National Security Agency were used in the attack that hit global shipper FedEx, disrupted Britain's health system and forced a European carmaker to halt some production lines.

by | May 14, 2017 | 01:27

This, in turn, could set off alarms in a more conservative Washington. The U.S. and North Korea aren't now involved in any diplomacy. Even so, North Korea's relations with Moon's conservative predecessor, Park Geun-hye, were extremely bad, so it is nearly certain to be cautious about any Moon proposals for increased engagement .

by | May 13, 2017 | 23:54

United snatched the lead through Marouane Fellaini's first half header, but Roncaglia equalised and, after Celta nearly won it late on, Mourinho conceded his team once again lacked a cutting edge. We go to Tottenham this weekend, away against Southampton and then at home on the last game [against Crystal Palace] and we want to win every game to be ready for the final.

by | May 14, 2017 | 01:07

Russia's Interior Ministry says it has come under cyberattack. Russian Railways: State media said a virus attacked the IT system of Russian Railways, but it did not affect operations due to a prompt response. Security experts have also expressed alarm over the fast-moving wave of cyber attacks around the world. Deutsche Bahn said it deployed extra staff to busy stations to help customers, and recommended that they check its website or app for information on their connections.

by | May 13, 2017 | 23:51

Edge computing is the latest thing the big boys have jumped on while trying to take hold of the IoT market. Its Predix software platform includes a range of integrated technologies at the edge, including Predix Machine for device provisioning, Predix Connectivity, and Predix EdgeManager for management, configuration, and administration of edge devices.

by | May 14, 2017 | 00:47

The announcement came with the reveal trailer seen below, giving us a small taste of the game's world and music. A motorbike hums in the background while some colorful drones dance overhead. Gitaroo Man is a 2001 PS2 title that later made its way to the PSP. Who knows - there could be more information at E3 2017 regarding Project Rap Rabbit .

by | May 14, 2017 | 00:45

This new " pick up where you left off " feature is something that Microsoft hopes will attract developers. The app is tailored to families and a younger audience without the time or skills needed to edit the media on their mobile devices in to a full video.

by | May 13, 2017 | 22:20

Police haven't confirmed his involvement with any organisation or party although Mishra's supporters claimed him to be an AAP member. Sacked Delhi Water Minister Kapil Mishra on Thursday said he had got his statement recorded with the Anti-Corruption Branch in the alleged Rs 400 crore water tanker scam.

by | May 13, 2017 | 23:44

Pictures posted on social media showed screens of NHS computers with images demanding payment of 300 USA dollars worth of the online currency Bitcoin , saying: "Ooops, your files have been encrypted!" On Wednesday, hackers disrupted the websites of several French media companies and aerospace giant Airbus.Also, the hack happened four weeks before a British general election in which national security and the management of the state-run National Health Service (NHS) are important issues.

by | May 13, 2017 | 22:19

Shortly after that disclosure, Microsoft announced that it had already issued software "patches", or fixes, for those holes - but many users haven't yet installed the fixes or are using older versions of Windows . But the basic business of hospitals was being thrown into turmoil. "These attacks underscore the fact that vulnerabilities will be exploited not just by our security agencies, but by hackers and criminals around the world", Toomey stated.

by | May 13, 2017 | 21:02

Almost 100 countries were impacted. Portugal Telecom and Telefonica Argentina both said they were also targeted. The attacks apparently exploited a flaw exposed in documents leaked from the US National Security Agency (NSA). WannaCry is not just a ransomware program, it's also a worm. Britain's National Cyber Security Centre and its National Crime Agency were looking into the United Kingdom incidents, which disrupted care at National Health Service facilities, forcing ambulances to ...