UK ISP TalkTalk Launch TV Subscription Free Streaming Service

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Apparently everybody has to have their own Internet video streaming service and TalkTalk has become the latest to join the party with the launch of their new Blinkbox based pay-as-you-go (payg) TV Store, which claims to offer “the latest movies and hit TV shows at Britain’s lowest price” to everybody. Readers might recall that TalkTalk…

EE’s Open Source Network to Help Bring 4G Mobile to UK Rural Areas

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Mobile operator EE (part of BT) has partnered up with Lime Micro and Canonical, both of which are key open source technology innovators, to launch a fully programmable network capability that could help to create new applications and improve 4G network coverage to remote rural areas. The solution is built on Lime’s “network in a…

UK Police Arrest 6th Person in Connection with the TalkTalk ISP Hack

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Last year’s traumatic hack of TalkTalk’s website, which exposed the personal details of 156,959 customers’ (including 15,656 bank account numbers and sort codes), is continuing to have repercussions after Staffordshire Police confirmed that a sixth person had been arrested. The attack itself was the result of a combined Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) assault and…

Rest of Scotland Confirms Next Fibre Broadband Upgrades for EOL Areas

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The £410m Digital Scotland programme has announced the next batch of locations in the Rest of Scotland project area (excludes the Highlands and Islands region, which we covered yesterday) that will benefit from an upgrade to Opernreach’s (BT) faster “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services. Just to recap.. again, the project is constructed in two halves –…

Vispa Extend 250Mbps Wireless Broadband to More Cheshire UK Homes

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Several new locations in the county of Cheshire (England) could soon benefit from a 250Mbps (Megabits per second) capable superfast CityWireless broadband network from UK ISP Vispa, which has confirmed that they’re extending their reach beyond the original Warrington area. The “Fibre to the Mast” (FTTM) wireless service has been around for a few years…

The Next Highlands and Islands Fibre Broadband Rollout Areas Named

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The Highland and Islands Enterprise (HIE) in Scotland has today announced the next batch of areas that will benefit from their on-going work to make BT’s “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network available to 84% of the region’s premises by the end of 2016. The effort is part of the wider £410m Digital Scotland project, which…

Virgin Media TV Customers Facing Price Rise for Sky Content

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Approximately 900,000 of Virgin Media’s existing customers, specifically those who take a triple-play bundle of broadband, phone and TV that includes the Sky Sports or Sky Movies content, look set to face a monthly price increase of between £1 and £2.50 on their bills. Customers began receiving the related notification letters last week, although the…

Empty DDoS Threats: Meet the Armada Collective

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Beginning in March 2016, we began hearing reports of a gang of cybercriminals once again calling themselves the Armada Collective. The calling card of the gang was an extortion email sent to a wide variety of online businesses threatening to launch DDoS attacks if they weren’t paid in Bitcoin. From The Wizard of Oz (1939)…

Bangladesh hack ‘targeted bank system’

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British defence contractor BAE Systems claims bank hackers in Bangladesh targeted software for Swift, a key component in the global financial system. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Facebook hacker discovers intruder

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A hacker seeking ways to get at Facebook’s internal network has uncovered traces of another hacker who got there first. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Cityfibre Confirm Gigabit Fibre Optic Network for Leeds and Bradford

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As expected Cityfibre has today confirmed that the two cities of Leeds and Bradford in Yorkshire (England) have become the latest to benefit from their ultrafast Gigabit capable fibre optic (FTTP) broadband and Ethernet data network, which can connect local public sector and business sites. The news is by no means a surprise because the…

EE Targets 95 Percent 4G Landmass Cover and Brings Support Back to UK

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Mobile operator EE appears to have been influenced by new parent BT and has unveiled plans to improve customer support by bringing it back to the United Kingdom and hiring 600 new staff. On top of that they’ll increase their 4G landmass network coverage from 60% of the UK to 95% (99.8% population coverage). The…