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".
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.
Rosenstein said the Mueller appointment was "necessary in order for the American people to have full confidence in the outcome". He also reiterated his previous claim that the Democrats are using the Russian Federation investigation as an "excuse".
And, things got even worse for the hosts as they were reduced to 10-men in the 62nd minute as Iago Aspas received a red card. The team had a shot at the double last season, but failed in the home league and triumphed in the Champions League.
Three years earlier, in 1967, Ailes is said to have confronted Nixon, who had lost the presidency in 1960 to the telegenic John F. Mike Huckabee, a former Fox News host and Ailes friend. "And so even as we mourn his death, we celebrate his life".
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.
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.
When Britain leaves the bloc in 2019, France will be the EU's only member with nuclear weapons and a permanent seat on the U.N. Then, a large crowd outside the chancellery welcomed Macron to Berlin, with some waving European Union flags.
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.
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.
Former FBI Director Mueller to lead Trump-Russia probe
During a GOP dinner Tuesday night, Arizona Senator John McCain said Trump's scandals have reached "Watergate size and scale". President Donald Trump reportedly shared classified intelligence with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.