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FedEx Also Suffers Malware Attack

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FedEx Corp confirms it has suffered a malware attack on Friday  and said its Windows-based systems were “experiencing interference” due to malware and that it was trying to fix the issue as quickly as possible. Computer systems at companies and hospitals in dozens of countries were hit Friday, apparently part of a huge extortion plot. The so-called ransomware attack appears to exploit a weakness that was purportedly identified by the U.S. National Security Agency and leaked to the internet. It encrypts data on infected computers and demands payment before the information is unencrypted..

A cyberattack that is forcing computer owners to pay hundreds of dollars in ransom to unlock their files has hit almost every corner of the world. This is the biggest ransomware outbreak in history.

Security experts from Kaspersky Lab and Avast Software say Russia was the hardest hit, followed by Ukraine and Taiwan. Researchers believe a criminal organization is behind this, given its sophistication.Russia’s Interior Ministry says it has come under cyber attack. Agency spokeswoman Irina Volk says in a statement carried by Russian news agencies that Friday’s cyber attacks hit about 1,000 computers. She said the ministry’s servers haven’t been affected. Volk also said that ministry experts are now working to recover the system and do necessary security updates.

Russian media also said that the Investigative Committee, the nation’s top criminal investigation agency, also has been targeted. The committee denied the reports.

Megafon, a top Russian mobile operator, also said it has come under cyberattacks that appeared similar to those that crippled U.K. hospitals on Friday.

Microsoft has released fixes for vulnerabilities and related tools disclosed by TheShadowBrokers, a mysterious group that has repeatedly published alleged NSA software code. But many companies and individuals haven’t installed the fixes yet, or are using older versions of Windows that Microsoft no longer supports and didn’t fix.

Hospitals in the U.K. and telecommunications companies in Spain are among those hit by a “ransomware” attack that locked up computer data and demanded payment to free it. The attacks use a malware called Wanna Decryptor, also known as WannaCry.

Microsoft & Mixed Reality

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Think Virtual world with a twist.

 

http://www.king5.com/tech/microsoft-announces-push-toward-mixed-reality-experience/439091176

 

 

July 29, 2016-Last Day For Free Windows 10 Upgrade

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Must have Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. to upgrade

Ready To Throw Out an Electronic?

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Before you do…….vist Microsoft ‘s Safe & Security Center

 

Microsoft Will Alert You When State Sponsors Hacking Attacks

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Microsoft will begin alerting users of its online services, including Outlook.com, when it suspects their accounts are being hacked by government entities.  Facebook and Twitter announced they would also warn users when they believe state-sponsored hackers may be trying to access user accounts.

Microsoft Opening An Enormous Retail Store In New York City

The Manhattan Microsoft Store is expected to debut Oct. 26. . A Sydney location will follow in November, the first overseas outpost for Microsoft’s 6-year-old retail arm.The New York store is located at 667 Fifth Avenue about five blocks from Apple’s retail store.

Microsoft Giving Uber 100 Million $$$$$$$$

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Microsoft has reportedly invested $100 million in Uber, this is a  $10 billion jump in the company’s valuation from its previous investment round late last year that had its valuation at roughly $40 billion. Microsoft’s major investment in the ride sharing app was finalized on Friday,Microsoft’s investment in Uber follows a high-profile deal in June in which Uber acquired Microsoft’s Bing Maps technology.

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