Not even a four leaf clover has helped, just shows the ever present need for protection and backups Ireland’s health service has temporarily shut down its IT system after what it described as a “significant ransomware attack”. The Health Service Executive (HSE) said it had taken the precaution of closing down its systems to further protect them and assess… Continue Reading
Month: May 2021
IBM 2nm chip breakthrough claims more power with less energy
IBM says it has made a significant breakthrough in computer processors by creating a 2nm chip in its test lab. The process used to make computer chips is measured in nanometres (nm) – with a lower number usually signifying a leap forward. IBM claims its test chip can improve performance by 45% over current 7nm commercially available products. It… Continue Reading
Huge ransomware attack in United States
US fuel pipeline ‘paid hackers $5m in ransom’ Not an outside eastern block job this time, just the DarkSide of the force A major US fuel pipeline has reportedly paid cyber-criminal gang DarkSide nearly $5m (£3.6m) in ransom, following a cyber-attack. Colonial Pipeline suffered a ransomware cyber-attack over the weekend and took its service down for five days, causing… Continue Reading
Microsoft to give EU business customers greater control over data storage
Engineering work is underway to make sure that by 2022, no data is routed outside of the EU Microsoft will allow European Union (EU) – based customers to store and process their data only within EU limits, rather than transferring it to other countries such as the United States. The plan dubbed the EU Data Boundary for Microsoft Cloud, will… Continue Reading
Apple’s iMac to overtake HP and lead the All-in-One market
Which colour would you buy, Apple have announced after many leaks and some anticipation a new iMac Industry sources are predicting that Apple’s new iMac will overcome HP to lead the market in its field, but that’s based partly on-demand — and partly on the effects of the chip shortage. Apple’s new iMac may get the most attention, but it’s… Continue Reading
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