Printer ink pricier than champagne finds Which?

A study by consumer watchdog Which? has found that branded printer ink remains “staggeringly” more expensive than third-party alternatives. In some cases printer ink is pricier that some champagnes, its survey found. Non-branded ink cartridges perform as well or better than their branded alternatives, it suggested. Manufacturers are suggesting customers do not use third-party ink, […]

Ransomware key to unlock customer data from REvil attack

A computer key that can unlock the files of hundreds of companies which were hacked in a large-scale cyber-attack has been obtained. US IT firm Kaseya – which was the first to be targeted earlier this month – said it got the key from a “trusted third party”. Ransomware is malicious software that steals computer […]

AI breakthrough could spark medical revolution

Artificial intelligence has been used to predict the structures of almost every protein made by the human body. The development could help supercharge the discovery of new drugs to treat disease, alongside other applications. Proteins are essential building blocks of living organisms; every cell we have in us is packed with them. Understanding the shapes […]

Call for online abusers to be reported to employers

A group of cyber-security experts is urging companies to set up a way for people to report their workers behaving abusively online. A number of companies have already signed up, two of Respect in Security’s founders say. The initiative launched on Thursday. Lisa Forte, of Red Goat Cyber Security, says she has received unsolicited explicit […]

EU plans to make Bitcoin transfers more traceable

Proposed changes to EU law would force companies that transfer Bitcoin or other crypto-assets to collect details on the recipient and sender. The proposals would make crypto-assets more traceable, the EU Commission said, and would help stop money-laundering and the financing of terrorism. The new rules would also prohibit providing anonymous crypto-asset wallets. The proposals […]

Zoom bets billions on home working continuing in Five9 deal

Video conferencing firm Zoom has struck a multibillion dollar deal to buy a cloud-based call centre operator in a bet on the future of hybrid working. The firm announced the $14.7bn (£10.7bn) acquisition of Five9 in a blog post on Sunday. Zoom boss Eric Yuan said the deal would allow its customers to “reimagine the […]

Pegasus: Spyware sold to governments ‘targets activists’

Rights activists, journalists and lawyers around the world have been targeted with phone malware sold to authoritarian governments by an Israeli surveillance firm, media reports say. They are on a list of up to 50,000 phone numbers of people believed to be of interest to clients of the company, NSO, leaked to major news outlets. […]

Microsoft announces Windows 365, a subscription cloud PC

Microsoft has announced a new “cloud PC” product where users can stream a Windows device from anywhere. Windows 365 will work similarly to game streaming – where the computing is done in a data centre somewhere remotely and streamed to a device. That means all sorts of devices – including tablets or Apple Macs – […]

REvil: Ransomware gang websites disappear from internet

Websites for a Russian-linked ransomware gang blamed for attacks on hundreds of businesses worldwide have gone offline. Monitors say a payment website and a blog run by the REvil group became suddenly unreachable on Tuesday. The reason behind the disappearance is unknown, but has sparked speculation that the group may have been targeted deliberately by […]