BGR India News Wrap: WannCry ransomware attack, Google I/O 2017, Xiaomi Redmi 4 launch, and more

We bring you the top five news stories of the week.

Another week in the world of tech has come to an end, and it has undoubtedly been eventful. The week started off with an alarming spread of a global cyber attack program called WannaCry, which affected more than 200,000 victims in 150 countries, which also includes India. The ransomware program spread by taking advantage of a Windows XP vulnerability that Microsoft released a security patch for in March, but computers and networks that didn’t update their systems remained at risk.

Then the week moved on to the commencement of Google’s annual developer conference, the I/O 2017. The event begun on May 17, and is a three day event, which ends tonight. The first day itself had a bunch of announcements, including a brief preview of the Android O, launch of the Google Lens app, and the new Android Go platform. Some improvements were also announced to the Google Home, with a deeper integration of Artificial Intelligence. We saw a AI being weaved into Gmail as well, to give it a new Smart Reply feature.

Then came the second day of the conference, Google spoke about the new shared experience on YouTube VR, DayDream as a standalone platform, enhanced VR graphics with Seurat, the second edition of Project Tango, and a smarter Google Assistant that will help users make financial transactions.

While Google I/O 2017 and WannaCry were dominating news, Zomato announced a security breach in its accounts, where 17 million user records were stolen from its database. The stolen data included information like, names, username, email address, and passwords. Although, Zomato assured that he stolen data did not comprise of any financial information.

The week also saw some happy news, which included the launch of the Xiaomi Redmi 4, and the commencement of the production of iPhone SE model in India at Apple’s Bengaluru facility.

WannaCry Ransomware Attack

Google I/O 2017

Zomato Hack

Xiaomi Redmi 4 Launch

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  • Published Date: May 19, 2017 6:41 PM IST