Police halts work with forensics firm

24 June 2019

The cyber attack could impact court cases

The cyber attack could impact court cases

UK police have stopped work with Eurofins Forensic Services following a cyber-attack on the firm.

The hiatus has led to delays in forensic testing, which could impact on court cases. Eurofins, the largest private forensic company in the country, carries out DNA testing, toxicology analysis, firearms testing and computer forensics for police forces across the UK.

Its parent company, Eurofins, suffered a ransomware attack on June 1st or 2nd, which is under criminal investigation.

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Campaigners call for sale of data centre home to be reversed

20 June 2019

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Campaigners have called for plans to sell the Cambridgeshire County Council headquarters, Shire Hall, to be stopped after it was revealed moving the data centre out of the historic building could cost north of £6.8 million.

That figure is in additon to the £20 million the council already expects the move to the new headquarters in Alconbury Weald will cost.

 

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Huawei must raise 'shoddy' standards - senior UK cybersecurity official

07 June 2019

Huawei is proving unpopluar at the moment

Huawei is proving unpopluar at the moment

A British cyber security official has described technology firm Huawei’s security as ‘shoddy’, claiming that the embattled Chinese firm still has a lot of work to do.

According to a report by Reuters, Ian Levy, technical director of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre, made the comments at an event in London.

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KPMG withdraws SME cloud accounting service from UK

05 March 2019

KPMG HQ, London

KPMG has announced it will withdraw its digital small business accounting (SBA) service for small businesses from the UK.

The move comes as the auditor's UK arm attempts to consolidate on its highest growth in a decade, dropping aspects of its business which grow at a slower pace. Although the offering will no longer be available in the UK, it will remain accessible to clients outside of Britain.

A KPMG spokesperson said discussions with staff were on-going and the firm is supporting them and keeping them informed of their options as it winds down SBA.

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