Massive Ransomware Attack Reaps Meager Profits


The WannaCry ransom attack that quickly circled the globe last week is not yet fully contained. So far, it has impacted more than 300,000 computers in 150 countries. However, one of the remarkable things about it is that only a trifling $100,000 in ransom, give or take, apparently has been paid. Hackers behind the WannaCry attack originally demanded victims pay between $300 and $600 in bitcoin for every encrypted computer. Only about $70,000 in payments were known to have been made as of Monday, Trump administration officials said.

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Cyber attack spreads across 74 countries; some UK hospitals crippled

Cyber attacks around the globe, hitting 74 countries across Europe and Asia and impacting the public health system in Britain, involved a leaked tool from the National Security Agency for hacking.

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Apple keeps AIDS charity branding off new red iPhone in China

While Apple’s websites around the globe touted the company’s partnership with the HIV/AIDS charity (Red), the Chinese website was suspiciously devoid of any mention of the (PRODUCT)RED brand in in its marketing of the newest addition to the iPhone family.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/22/apple-keeps-aids-charity-branding-off-new-red-iphone-in-china.html

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UN pushes for cyber surveillance treaty, but controversy may arise

As cybersecurity threats around the globe rise, the United Nations is pushing to come up with an international treaty to protect people’s data from government surveillance.

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Intel fires the equivalent of 1.2 AMDs, restructures away from PC, mobile business

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Intel announced it will fire 12,000 workers across the globe and reiterated it is focusing on non-PC, non-mobile markets to gain new revenue and market share.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/226898-intel-fires-the-equivalent-of-1-2-amds-restructures-away-from-pc-mobile-business

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Cook Slams Door on Backdoor Discussions


Privacy advocates from around the globe have taken heart from reports that Apple CEO Tim Cook pushed hard against the Obama administration’s efforts to reach a compromise on encryption during a recent Silicon Valley meeting. Cook earlier this month joined a delegation of social media and technology leaders in a meeting with top national security, law enforcement and White House insiders to discuss ways to work together to prevent terrorist organizations like ISIS from using social media to recruit and spread propaganda.

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Apple TV-focused Tech Talks going on world tour from December to February

Article Image Experts from Apple will cross the globe in the coming months to help developers make better apps for the new Apple TV and its tvOS App Store, with 11 total Tech Talks scheduled for a two-month span.

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Netflix introduces 5-minute bedtime movies for kids

Heeding the pleas of parents around the globe and across the ages who deal with cries of “Just five more minutes!” on a nightly basis, Netflix has introduced five-minute episodes of the popular kids DreamWorks TV show Dinotrux—cut down drastically from their typical 23 minutes.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/11/09/netflix-introduces-5-minute-bedtime-movies-for-kids.html

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Russia threatens Google, Facebook, and Twitter with ban

Social media has given a voice to many all over the globe — and the government of Russia may silence them by threatening to ban social media sites such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/05/26/russia-threatens-google-facebook-and-twitter-with-ban/

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Apple celebrates Earth Day with green retail store logos, App Store promos

Apple Stores across the globe have once again turned their leaves green in celebration of Earth Day, while a special iTunes Store section highlights environmentally-friendly apps.



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Goal line technology to star in World Cup

Billions of soccer fans across the globe will be cheering today when host nation Brazil kicks off against Croatia in the opening game of the World Cup. While star players such as Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Brazil’s Neymar will be firmly in the spotlight over the coming weeks, goal line technology (GLT) will also be grabbing plenty of attention.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/06/12/goal-line-technology-to-star-in-world-cup/

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