Blaming Microsoft for not providing free custom support to its customers who were using old Windows software that may have slowed down "WannaCrypt" attack, a media report has said the tech giant charged a fortune for the custom support for older versions, including Windows XP that was discontinued in 2014.
When it comes to Windows, most firms are using XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10.
"You can point a lot of fingers, but I think given that this was not a zero-day vulnerability (for which no patch is available), the people hacked are to blame", said Robert Cattanach, a partner at the global law firm Dorsey & Whitney and an expert on cybersecurity and data breaches. Microsoft requires Windows 10 customers to automatically update their computers, but some people with older PCs disabled automatic updates.
Michael Mitchell, spokesman for Oreo cookie maker Mondelez International, said the company is not aware of any incidents from the attack, though it did alert employees. "When you click on anything, a pop-up window opens where the attacker asks for more ransom to decrypt files". They were faced with the most devastating attack on IT systems that they had ever seen.
Microsoft is pointing its finger at the US Government, while many experts say the software giant is also accountable.
Microsoft has sent sounded out a warning to establishments worldwide, urging them to treat this malware attack as a "wake-up call", but hasn't taken responsibility for exposing hundreds of thousands of users to extortion by cyber attackers such as ShadowBrokers.
Meanwhile, Reutersreported US President Donald Trump's Homeland Security Adviser, Tom Bossert, said less than $70,000 (£55,000 approx.) was paid in ransom after the cyber attack, adding that none of these payments led to any recovery of data.
"Repeatedly, exploits in the hands of governments have leaked into the public domain and caused widespread damage".
The Warriors bounced back in a major way in the third quarter and cut the Spurs lead 78-73 dunk by Durant with 4:27 remaining. Kevin Durant had 34 points, five rebounds, four assists, and four blocked shots in just over 38 minutes for Golden State.
Whether the Russians recognized immediately that the intelligence Trump was discussing had come from Israel. Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill criticized the president for compromising US national security.
A woman was killed and her husband wounded by Pakistani firing across the de facto border dividing Kashmir and early on Thursday. Many families from border villages in Nowshera left their homes on Friday following indiscriminate shelling by Pakistani troops.
If I were Chelsea, they don't have to qualify for the Champions League, so it's our fault, it's not because of the opponents. Per the Mirror's John Cross , Sanchez said: "For me, [fan demonstrations are] very bad".
US -backed and Kurdish-led forces are meanwhile marching toward the extremists' de-facto capital of Raqqa, in northern Syria. The two villages are home to members of several religious minority sects, and Al-Mabujeh has been targeted by IS before.
If there is a problem, it's that some USA workers and professionals have been left behind in the new global economy. Vasante adds they want to improve relations with the United States because they prefer to buy from USA farmers.
One former Chelsea stalwart already at Swansea is Claude Makelele. "We are very happy Claude is gong to be staying on". Nathan Ake has revealed that he has learned a lot from Chelsea captain John Terry during his time at Stamford Bridge.
In my house, Netflix has been nothing but an absolute benefit, because they get to watch films that they never even would've seen. He suggested they were "two different forms of entertainment" and that Netflix "brings a great amount of connectivity".
I didn't look that up to confirm, but I'm pretty confident that it's never happened before, so I'm going to throw it out there. My whole staff and ownership, we sit and calmly try to figure out what the best path is to take.
It was something Penguins coach Mike Sullivan made certain to address during the team's video session on Sunday. It also lifted Malkin past Jaromir Jagr into third place on Pittsburgh's all-time playoff points list with 148.
USA extends sanctions relief under Iran nuclear deal
The Syrian agency produces non-conventional weapons such as the chemical weapons that Assad's forces used earlier this year. Trump also announced late Wednesday that the US didn't intend to limit Iran's ability to sell oil.
After decisive win, Macron to take over on Sunday
Centrist candidate Macron decisively won the French presidential election yesterday, defeating far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. But Putin sent his congratulations to Macron in a telegram and called for a renewal of trust between the countries.