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Month: May 2017

On Saturday 27th May, British Airways was hit by a major IT failure that caused flight disruptions around the world. The UK based airline’s check-in and operational systems crashed forcing them to cancel thousands of flights during the Bank Holiday Weekend, affecting around 300,000 passengers. Customers reported being unable to use the online check-in systems,… [MORE]

It has been revealed that the majority of machines hit by the WannaCry attack in May were running on the Microsoft Windows 7 programme. More than 97% of the machine infections seen by Kaspersky Lab and around 66% of those seen by BitSight used the old software. The WannaCry attack started spreading in mid-May and… [MORE]

On 15th June 2017, the EU Roaming Regulation changes will be coming into effect. A reminder of the changes: EU Roaming is currently regulated by EU/Ofcom through a ‘Transitional Regime’ that was launched in April 2016. This regime will now be replaced with ‘Roam Like At Home’ (RLH) regime from 15th June. The RLH regime… [MORE]

We have had a fabulous couple of days at the Gloucestershire Business Show, manning our stand and enjoying many of the varied seminars and lectures on offer. Our team has returned energised and full of beans, having loved meeting so many familiar faces and new ones too. One of the highlights of our show was… [MORE]

Last week hundreds of businesses and organisations were hit by the WannaCry ransomware attack. Europol suggests that the attack affected 200,000 people across at least 150 countries, with Russia and countries in Eastern Europe being hit the hardest. The NHS in the UK also suffered significantly from the attacks. Despite being patched by Microsoft back… [MORE]

Microsoft has released an urgent update, to stop hackers taking control of computers with one simple email this week. The unusual bug, which was spotted in the Microsoft anti-malware software including Windows Defender, could have been exploited leaving many people at risk. The flaw was discovered over the weekend by Google’s Project Zero cyber-security outfit… [MORE]

We’re really excited about our framed and signed Eddie Jones England Rugby Shirt here at Eurolink HQ and it could be yours very soon! Our shirt will be raffled on the second day of the Gloucestershire Business Show this May and you still have a chance of winning it. All you have to do is… [MORE]

According to an official report, the number of UK businesses that suffered a cyber attack in 2016 doubled, with almost half of businesses detecting a breach. The figures from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) found that as many as 46 per cent of companies suffered from a cyber attack on their computer… [MORE]

According to new research from the Business Software Alliance (BSA), copyright infringement from using unlicensed software cost small business owners over £900,000 in 2016. The research from the BSA revealed that the legislation and damage costs for small firms rose in 2015 to £770,192 and again to £914,587 in 2016. The use of unlicensed software… [MORE]

The top cyber-security news from April 2017: InterContinental Hotel Group Breach The chain, best known for owning Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn, reported data breaches within 12 of its hotels, in April. According to a statement on the hotel’s website, the sites were the victim of malware which infected card payment systems and was identified… [MORE]

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