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What can we learn from the Garmin ransomware attack?

3.8.2020 by Laura Valentine

What a week for Garmin. If you’ve been following the news, you’ll know that on Thursday 23rd July several of its services became unavailable as a result of a rumoured ransomware attack by Russian hackers Evil Corp. Whilst Garmin has been selective in the information it’s shared about the attack, the majority of its platforms and services are once again online, or available with limited functionality, at the time of writing.    What happened?  Whilst confirmed details are limited, it’s believed that Garmin’s Connect platform and other networks were infected with a ransomware virus known as WastedLocker. First deployed in May 2020, this is a highly targeted form of ransomware. It works by gathering system and network information to identify ways to circumvent security measures, breach the perimeter…

Twitter hack: Social Engineering Explained 

16.7.2020 by Guest

Yesterday, several high-profile Twitter accounts were accessed by hackers and used as part of a bitcoin scam. Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Uber and Apple were amongst those targeted by the attackers, who posted scam links promising that donations made to a bitcoin wallet would be doubled by the account holder. The…

Tech Round-Up: Is the Tech Industry Ready For Brexit?

18.9.2018 by Jenn Granger

UKFast takes a look at some of the biggest technology news of the week, including AI, social media and all things Brexit. Discover the latest stories here: What is your business plan for a post-Brexit world? An article in The…

S-harking Back to Another Time

11.8.2016 by Jenn Granger

Looking back can be a great thing – it helps you remember the good times, see how far you’ve come, and calculate exactly how many years the dubious outfits your parents dressed you in as a kid added onto your…

Fridays at UKFast – 7th March

7.3.2014 by Jenn Granger

This week has been a bit of a mad one! Not only is the first week of March over – meaning Spring is springing its way into our lives (well, it’s not rained every day at least) - it’s also…

Online Advertising Spells Deadly Decline For Print

9.1.2009 by Mother Superior

Latest national newspaper circulation figures coupled with news of Exchange & Mart’s decision to drop its print version are further indications that online media are usurping the territory previously held by traditional print forms. Reports this week have revealed that…

Is the BBC Website Good Value for Money

11.6.2008 by Mother Superior

Here’s a thought - As the BBC website is available to the world and therefore can be read by non-licence fee payers, should it be funded by the license fee? This is a pretty contentious point. With the validity of…

RSS over Search Engines?

1.6.2006 by Mother Superior

Following on from yesterday's post about 'ransomware', I've noticed that the news sites are now featuring the same story the MEN broke yesterday. However, before I found it through the search engines my RSS feeds delivered the story on BBC…