UKFast invests £2.3 million in data centre upgrade

UK Fast is to invest £2.3 million in its Manchester data centre estate. The money continues the company’s investment in the North West of England. This is a timely announcement as the UK government continues to push its agenda for a Northern Powerhouse to rival London. The announcement comes a week after UK Fast announced…

IBM and FDA target secure healthcare data

IBM Watson Health has signed a deal with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to research secure healthcare data exchange. This will be about whether blockchain technology can improve the security of patient records and data. This study that will be watched eagerly by healthcare vendors, data regulators and patients. The study will focus initially…

SACEM and IBM look to improve music royalties

IBM and Sacem (Society of Authors, Composers and Editors of Music) have announced a 10 year project to develop URights. It is to be used to track and capture the value of online music for both creators and publishers. Last year Sacem tracked almost 982.5 billion download and streaming transactions. This is double the 2015…

Microsoft releases smallest Patch Tuesday

Microsoft has released its latest Patch Tuesday and it is among the smallest it has ever issued. It consists of just four patches, two of which are critical and two are important. The two critical patches are a security patch for Microsoft Office and another for Adobe Flash Player. Microsoft Edge is also patched to remove…

Microsoft fixes botched patch

Microsoft has brought forward a replacement patch for CVE-2016-7237. The details were released by Nicolas Economou from Core Security. The replacement patch was due for release on February 14. However, after Core Exploit issued an embargoed blog about the issue to press, Microsoft told them they would bring the patch release forward. It is now live as…

Atlassian buys Trello for $425 million

Enterprise collaboration and development tools vendor Atlassian has acquired Trello for $425 million. As well as adding Trello’s highly successful collaboration software to its product portfolio, Atlassian gains 19 million new users and a much simpler user interface than it currently provides with its own Jira product. This is more than just a software  acquisition.…

Bitcoin values drop 21%

  Last week saw Bitcoin (BTC) values drop by over 20% after the Chinese government issued a warning to Bitcoin users about potential risks. The warning issued on Jan 5th also restated the Chinese government position that Bitcoin was not a currency. This created confusion which led to the sell-off. Adding to that confusion, says…

Android Marcher targets Super Mario gamers

Cloud computing security provider Zscaler has warned of a new Android Marcher malware attack. The warning came from Viral Ghandi in a blog on the Zscaler site. The malware is tricking Android users by pretending to be the Super Mario Run game. This is not the first time Android Marcher has hidden behind a fake…

SOCOM breach investigation complete

Earlier this week we reported on personal data surrounding healthcare professionals working for SOCOM being leaked online. Since then, Potomac Healthcare Services has responded with several statements as they looked to get control of the situation. Monday On Monday Potomac Healthcare Solutions said: “We are aware of the report from an independent security researcher alleging…