Microsoft says it’s contributing $5 million over five years to the U.N. human rights office, which the Geneva-based agency calls a “landmark partnership” that could prod other big private-sector donors to follow suit.
There’s a blame game brewing over who’s responsible for the massive cyberattack that infected hundreds of thousands of computers. Microsoft is pointing the finger at the U.S. government, while some experts say the software giant is accountable too.
The cyberattack that took computer files hostage around the world appeared to slow on Monday as authorities worked to catch the extortionists behind it – a difficult task that involves searching for digital clues and following the money.
Security experts are bracing for more fallout from Friday’s worldwide WannaCry ransomware attack, which has so far affected more than 150 countries and major businesses and organizations, including FedEx, Renault and Britain’s National Health Service. But if you’re just hearing about this attack – or waking up to an unresponsive computer of your own – here’s what you need to understand about what law enforcement officials have called the biggest such attack in history.
U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic about their business prospects, reflecting a recent surge in sales of newly built homes and a lingering shortage of previously occupied homes on the market.
Whirlpool (NYSE: WHR), the largest appliance manufacturer in the world, is trading at an appealing price for long-term investors. After years of growth, the company has experienced a few hiccups that have caused skeptics to flee its stock, dropping the price.