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Popular British rail operator, Great Western Railway recently reported that data hackers successfully breached a small percentage of their users. Around 1,000 passenger details were exposed in the hack, forcing the rail service to reset all of their user’s accounts. The rail operator, which has services running between London, Penzance and Worcester, said that the… [MORE]

We recently received information on the latest cyber security threat as well as some handy recommendations to help ensure your systems are protected. So what’s the threat? The threat is a new DDoS attack which has been identified to target Memcached servers that have certain ports exposed to the internet. The impact that this threat… [MORE]

Mobile networks are investigating a 4G network flaw that has been allowing hackers to make fake calls and send fake messages. The flaw has been enabling hackers to hijack a phone number and make fake calls to banks and family members with a number of the caller’s choosing which could in turn end up with… [MORE]

As technology becomes outdated and outmoded, it is oft discontinued, and the ISDN lines which power many office phones are no exception. BT has historically confirmed that ISDN lines will be phased out and has now published the technical details for their plans to stop selling phone lines from 2020. Their forthcoming Single Order Generic… [MORE]

Some quirky engineers at a small UK based company recently conducted an experiment for a bit of fun but the outcome was something pretty spectacular. Andrews and Arnold Engineers successfully made a broadband connection using 2m of wet string, which was first soaked in salt water to enable good conduction. Believe it or not, the… [MORE]

Our friends at Circle2Success hosted their fabulous annual Christmas lunch at Manor by Lake on Wednesday 6th December and we were delighted to have attended. During the event we chatted to the lovely Chris Knight who works for the Caring for Communities and People Project (CCP) in Gloucester and we found out that their staff… [MORE]

All the key cybersecurity stories from October 2017: October was National Cyber Security Awareness Month October featured the annual campaign to raise awareness of the importance of cybersecurity with input from the Department of Homeland Security, The FBI and European commission. National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) celebrates first year The NCSC celebrated its first year… [MORE]

We recently received an update from our provider s at BT Openreach about their Universal Broadband Coverage detailing the voluntary offer made to address the government’s Universal Service ambitions. Following the recent comments from the Culture Minister, Openreach will be supporting this offer by providing the fixed network elements and consumers and businesses will be… [MORE]

In the spirit of monitoring all things cybersecurity, here’s the September 2017 round-up: Hackers target IoT Devices Attacks using IoT devices are increasing at a shocking rate; between the first and final quarters of 2016 attacks rose by 310%. Following this statistic, 90% of cyber-attacks on businesses within the UK are aiming to take control… [MORE]

The body that runs the UK’s fibre network, Openreach has started discussions about rolling out super-fast broadband to 10 million UK homes by 2025. Openreach want to assess the demand for faster broadband in the country and is calling for collaborations with other service providers as well as the Government and Ofcom. Following their split… [MORE]

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