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SpaceX launches heaviest satellite yet into orbit

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully carried its heaviest satellite yet into orbit. The satellite weighs more than 13,000 pounds and is taller than a double-decker bus. Monday's launch at the Kennedy Space Center is the sixth one for SpaceX this year. The satellite is expected to be used for broadband internet on airplanes and ships.

"WannaCry" ransomware attack losses could reach $4 billion

Financial and economics costs stemming from global hack are mounting as affected organizations seek to recover

From Tesla to Mars, is Elon Musk spread too thin?

Musk makes electric cars and rockets and wants to link human brains with computers. Critics wonder: How can he do it all?

SpaceX launches second satellite in just 14 days

SpaceX launched Inmarsat communications satellite Monday, the California rocket builder's second flight in two weeks and sixth so far this year

Microsoft knew about software vulnerability prior to cyberattack

Microsoft knew about the software vulnerability that was exploited by a massive cyberattack over the weekend, and had released a fix in March. But the patch wasn't made available to users with older versions of its operating system until the attack had already hit hundreds of thousands around the world. John Blackstone has more.

American engineer helped find a fix for global cyberattack

The cyberattack that swept across the globe finally slowed down on Monday. Two engineers, one of them American, figured out a way to fix the problem for a low cost. Charlie D'Agata has more.

Calf born with extra legs attached to its neck

"I've been ranching my whole life, and I've never seen anything like it," the calf's owner said

Scientists crack mystery of rotting "sea monster"

Questions abounded after a massive creature washed ashore on a remote Indonesian beach, oozing a mysterious red fluid

Grieving dad pushes for "textalyzer" test for drivers

It took Ben Lieberman six months and a lawsuit to find out that the driver in his son's fatal crash was texting behind the wheel — now, he's on a mission to change laws

Microsoft slams officials for "stockpiling" security flaws

The "WannaCry" ransomware attack should be a "wake-up call" for governments, Microsoft says

How new technologies aid diagnosis of disorders

2 weeks agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Facial recognition and other cutting-edge apps can help physicians get treatment to their patients more quickly

Unprecedented cyberattack sweeps the globe

2 weeks agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Starting Friday, unprecedented cyber attacks disabled computer networks in at least 150 countries, including the U.S. The so-called "ransomware" takes computers hostage and demands payment. Charlie D'Agata reports.

Cyberattack’s grip may grow as workweek starts worldwide

2 weeks agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Global “ransomware” hit in 150 nations and counting could resurface as workplace computers are booted up, experts warn

Trump ordered "emergency meeting" after global cyberattack

2 weeks agoTechnology : Tech Talk

The attack, already believed to be the biggest online extortion scheme ever recorded, is being deemed an "escalating threat"

Almanac: The Dishwasher

2 weeks agoTechnology : Tech Talk

On May 14, 1850, Joel Houghton received a patent for a hand-cranked device that promised to simplify washing dishes

Europol: Cyberattack hit more than 100,000 groups in at least 150 nations

2 weeks agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Europol spokesman warned that more people may be hit by the virus Monday when they return to work and switch on their computers

Researcher, 22, unintentionally discovered "kill switch" that halted worldwide cyberattack

2 weeks agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Britain's National Cyber Security Center and others were hailing the cybersecurity researcher, identified only as MalwareTech

Nicholas Thompson on global cyberattack

2 weeks agoTechnology : Tech Talk

CBS News contributor and editor-in-chief of Wired magazine, Nicholas Thompson, joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss how Friday's global cyberattack works, who might be behind it and why certain places, like hospitals, were targeted.

Massive hacking strike affects millions

2 weeks agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Dozens of countries, including the U.S., are trying to recover from a cyberattack that locked up tens of thousands of computers. Hospitals, companies and government agencies were targeted with malicious software that is believed to have been developed by a U.S. government agency. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.

Britain's health service paralyzed in massive international cyber attack

2 weeks agoTechnology : Tech Talk

All total, up to 99 countries were hit, with security experts saying Russia appeared to be the hardest hit

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