Shares of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) ended Tuesday session in red amid volatile trading. The shares closed down -0.20 points or -3.37% at $5.74 with 50.82 million shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $5.92, the shares hit an intraday low of $5.66 and an intraday high of $5.95 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $4.60 billion and the numbers of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 985.00 million shares.
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) on September 14, 2016 announced that it has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America, marking its 15th consecutive year on the index and another in a line of recognitions this year for its corporate responsibility leadership in the semiconductor industry.
“AMD has a long history of commitment and leadership in corporate responsibility, and we are honored to once again be named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index,” said Tim Mohin, senior director of Corporate Responsibility at AMD. “This recognition reflects the hard work of thousands of AMD engineers and employees around the world. Together we have improved the energy efficiency of many of our products, implemented sustainability initiatives to reduce our footprint, and partnered with our suppliers to help improve social and environmental conditions around the world.”
Shares of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) ended Tuesday session in red amid volatile trading. The shares closed down -0.47 points or -1.30% at $35.61 with 23.59 million shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $35.75, the shares hit an intraday low of $35.32 and an intraday high of $35.88 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $171.51 billion and the numbers of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 4.73 billion shares.
On September 14, 2016 Intel Security released its McAfee Labs Threats Report: September 2016, which assesses the growing ransomware threat to the healthcare industry; surveys the “who and how” of data loss; explains the practical application of machine learning in cybersecurity; and details the growth of ransomware, mobile malware, macro malware, and other threats in Q2 2016.
Following a rash of targeted ransomware attacks upon hospitals in early 2016, Intel Security investigated the attacks, the ransomware networks behind them, and the payment structures enabling cybercriminals to monetize their malicious activity. The researchers identified nearly $100,000 in payments from hospital ransomware victims to specific bitcoin accounts. While healthcare is still clearly a small proportion of the overall ransomware ‘business,’ McAfee Labs expects a growing number of new industry sectors to be targeted by the extensive networks launching such attacks.
In the first half of 2016, McAfee researchers identified a ransomware author and distributor who claimed to have received $121 million (BTC 189,813) in payments from ransomware operations targeting a variety of sectors. Dark net discussion board communications with network affiliates suggest that this particular cybercrime actor had accumulated profits of $94 million during the first six months of this year.
The scale of the operation is in line with research McAfee Labs conducted with its Cyber Threat Alliance partners in late October 2015, when the group uncovered a ransomware operation using the CryptoWall ransomware strain to extort nearly $325 million over the course of two months.