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WannaCry Ransomware: CERT-In Issues Red Alert Over Cyber-Attack

A red-coloured ‘critical alert’ was issued by the Computer Emergency Response Team of India (CERT-In) on Saturday, the nodal agency to combat hacking, phishing and to fortify security-related defences of the Indian Internet domain. “It has been reported that a new ransomware named as WannaCry is spreading widely. WannaCry encrypts the files on infected Windows systems. This ransomware spreads by using a vulnerability in implementations of server message block (SMB)in Windows systems. “This exploit is named as ETERNALBLUE,” an advisory issued by the CERT-In, accessed by PTI, said. It said…

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Beijing Updates Air Pollution Alert System

A red alert, the most serious level, will be issued for air pollution in Beijing if the Chinese capital’s air quality index reaches 500, local authorities said today. The information office of the municipal government released an updated emergency response plan for severe air pollution, aiming to better address air pollution with minimal disturbance to people’s lives. According to the new plan, which will become effective on Decemeber 15, more gas-burning vehicles will be pulled off the streets when an alert is issued. Li Kunsheng from the city environmental protection…

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