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Faster broadband has driven a £9bn surge in turnover for businesses, according to new government figures. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) says superfast broadband has now reached almost five million homes and businesses. They say the move has (more…)

Avast reports that data confirms over 213,000 detections of WanaCrypt0r 2.0 in 112 countries. “We have observed a massive peak in WanaCrypt0r 2.0 (aka WCry) ransomware attacks, with more than 57,000 detections, so far today. According to our data, (more…)

More than 4,000 Brits had their computers infected with ransomware in 2016 with over £4.5m paid out to cyber criminals, according to Action Fraud. Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts files of infected PCs before demanding an extortionate payment for the encryption key needed to recover data. The malware typically (more…)

Microsoft’s decision to open data centres in the UK is a “win-win” for the country, according to the Government’s technology advisor. Liam Maxwell – National Technology Advisor for HM Government – told a meeting of senior figures from across British business that storing data in the cloud would be more secure and cost the public less than current methods. (more…)

Internaut day (as it is being called) marks the 25th anniversary of Sir Tim Berners-Lee launching the first public website. On 23rd August 1991, the world’s first website went live to the public. The site, created by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, was a basic text page with hyperlinked words that connected to other pages. Sir Tim wanted the World Wide Web to be a place where people could share information across the world through documents and links navigated with a simple search function. (more…)

Microsoft’s Anniversary Update will gradually be offered to all Windows 10 users over the coming weeks. Microsoft states that this latest version of Windows 10, which has been installed on more than 350 million devices since it was made available last summer, will feature increased security, enhanced power efficiency, better notetaking capabilities and improvements to the Cortana digital assistant. (more…)