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Ransomware: What we can learn from the CD Projekt Red hack?

24.2.2021 by Laura Valentine

CD Projekt Red, the studio behind the Cyberpunk 2077 video game, recently fell victim to a targeted cyber-attack. The Polish developer stated that “an unidentified actor gained unauthorised access to our internal network, collected certain data belonging to CD Projekt Capital Group, and left a ransom note”. Threatening to sell the studio’s source codes, the attacker (known as HelloKitty) demanded to be paid in full. At this stage, the studio has refused to give in, or even negotiate. Instead, they’ve secured their IT infrastructure and insisted that their backup remains intact. But even so, the reputational damage has already been…

Is 2021 the year to reskill in tech?

16.12.2020 by Laura Valentine

The pandemic has changed the world of work for many. While some have found themselves adapting to working from home, others have fallen on more difficult times. According to ONS figures, the number of payroll employees has fallen by 819,000 since February 2020, as…

Digital transformations: The Covid catalyst

9.10.2020 by Laura Valentine

Even before the pandemic hit, we were living in an increasingly digital world. The next generation are digitally savvy in a way many of us couldn’t have imagined in our youth, and the trajectory for that growth already seemed set to an impressive…

Accelerated adoption: Covid and the cloud

16.9.2020 by Laura Valentine

By now, we’re all too familiar with the ways in which Covid-19 has changed our lives, shifting the way we work and limiting social activities. For many businesses, the ability to be agile and responsive during the pandemic has meant the difference between…

SSL/TLS certificate validity update

13.8.2020 by Laura Valentine

Earlier this year at the CA/Browser forum Spring event, Apple announced that from September 1st the validity period for public SSL/TLS certificates would reduce from 2 years to 398 days. With this sentiment echoed by Google at the CA/Browser Summer event in June, it is…

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…

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…