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Month: April 2017

A recent report from Oxford Economics, commissioned by IT Group CGI, found that global investors lost out on at least £42bn due to severe cyber attacks. It was revealed that on average, a serious hack will decrease a company’s share price by around 1.8% on a permanent basis. The report also found that disclosing a… [MORE]

Popular telecoms provider BT was recently hit with a £42m penalty for the failure of OpenReach not compensating other telecoms providers for the delays experienced in fixing their Ethernet services. The firm is now expected to pay an additional £300m in compensation, following a decision from Ofcom. The investigation by Ofcom revealed that between January… [MORE]

In a recent UN Forum, artificial intelligence companies talked about the coming impact of AI and robots. Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, who is now also CEO of Neuralink, believes that AI robots will eventually take over all human jobs and render us as their ‘pets’. Many of the best minds in the artificial intelligence industry… [MORE]

Billionaire Elon Musk has announced a new project called Neuralink which is expected to push innovative boundaries. The Neuralink project, registered in California as a medical research company, is seeking to connect human brains with computers to download and upload thought processes. The technology will look to deliver an ‘AI layer’ which would be grafted… [MORE]

Christchurch and East Dorset Council have launched their new Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme for local businesses. The scheme will offer up to £2,000 to businesses to help them upgrade their connections to superfast broadband. Key features of the new scheme include: Vouchers are available from £100 up to £2,000 for Small Medium Enterprises based in… [MORE]

The most common forms of ransomware are rapidly evolving, in order to be more effective at hacking and less detectable by cyber security tools. The Cerber family of ransomware is one of the most successful deliverers of file-encrypting malware and those who are behind the malicious tactics are taking on new efforts to stay ahead…. [MORE]

Cybersecurity is still one of the most important topics in our industry, and here we take a look at the top stories and breaking news from March 2017:   Android Malware discovered… Disguised malware for Android phones discovered in a flash player update. The app, which is capable of downloading and executing unwanted malware disguises… [MORE]

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