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Google is launching a lightning-fast new ad format

As clunky, slow-loading ads drive people to ad blockers, some of Google’s search ads are about to get a welcome speed boost. The company said Tuesday that it’s expanding its fast-loading Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) format to brands that advertise among its search results. The product was previously limited to news articles. That means that were you to tap on ... Read More »

WannaCry Ransomware: Indians Report Spike in Cyber-Attacks, Government Says Damage Contained

Highlights Small Indian businesses and individuals report being hit by ransomware CERT-In is carrying out “regular drills” to ensure minimum damage Analysts warn a lot of ransomware attacks in India would go unreported The number of computers reported infected by a global ransomware attack in India has more than doubled to around 193 on Thursday from a day ago, a ... Read More »

Clues Point To Possible North Korean Involvement In Massive Cyberattack

Security researchers have found digital clues in the malware used in last weekend’s global ransomware attack that might indicate North Korea is involved, although they caution the evidence is not conclusive. An early version of the “WannaCry” ransomware that affected more than 150 countries and major businesses and organizations shares a portion of its code with a tool from a ... Read More »

WannaCry ransomware: Everything to know about the global cyberattack

The worst ransomware attack the world has ever seen has just been thwarted, or so it might seem, with a $10 web domain. WannaCry drove thousands to tears around the globe, and held out a stark warning about the vulnerabilities of our digital, inter-connected, existence. What exactly happened? WannaCry, a crypto-ransomware that is also called WannaCrypt, affected at least 45,000 ... Read More »

‘International Attack’: ‘Ransomware’ Cripples Computers Worldwide

Hackers unleashed an attack that disabled computers in dozens of nations Friday using a software flaw that once was part of the National Security Agency’s surveillance tool kit. The resulting wave of online chaos affected tens of thousands of machines worldwide, snarling operations at the Russian Interior Ministry, Spanish telecommunications giant Telefónica and Britain’s National Health Services (NHS), where hospitals ... Read More »

Government Issues Directives to Curb Online Child Sexual Abuse Material

In a bid to curb online child sexual abuse material (CSAM), the Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on Tuesday asked all Internet service providers (ISPs) to prevent the distribution and transmission of such content into India by adopting and implementing Internet Watch Foundation Resources on or before July 31. The ministry instructed ISPs having cable landing station gateways ... Read More »