Cryptolocker victims to get files back for free

By Mark Ward Technology correspondent, BBC News (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28661463) Before now Cryptolocker victims had to pay a hefty fee to get the keys to unlock their data. All 500,000 victims of Cryptolocker can now recover files encrypted by the malware without paying a ransom. The malicious program encrypted files on Windows computers and demanded a substantial ...

Massive cyber attack cripples global internet speeds

  A large and on-going cyber attack against a spam-filtering organisation called Spamhaus has been found to be the cause for a global ‘slow down’ of the internet. According to a report by the BBC, the cyber attack is the largest in history and has been found to be responsible for slow internet speeds and ...

Staying safe on Twitter – By Bullying UK

Staying safe on Twitter – By Bullying UK
Twitter is the hottest social network around, used by many celebrities to keep in touch with fans and by citizens all over the world to break news stories or just say what they are up to at any given moment. While Twitter has been great at helping people communicate quickly and in a very open ...

The CAN-SPAM Act: A Compliance Guide for Business

  Do you use email in your business? The CAN-SPAM Act, a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have you stop emailing them, and spells out tough penalties for violations. Despite its name, the CAN-SPAM Act doesn’t apply just to bulk email. It ...

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Christmas lights increase intermittency

Christmas lights increase intermittency
We would like to remind our subscribers of an issue which impacts broadband connections at this time of the year. It has been identified that an extremely small percentage of ADSL connections may be affected by interference from seasonal lighting which has been installed either internally or externally. When the lighting control unit is set ...

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