Dozens of websites went down briefly around the globe Tuesday, including CNN, The New York Times and Britain’s government home page, after an outage at the cloud computing service Fastly, illustrating how vital a small number of behind-the-scenes companies have become to running the internet. The sites that could not be reached also included some
Sparklight® is working to bridge the digital divide and connect residents and businesses to what matters most with infrastructure investments of more than $27 million over the past three years to provide fast and reliable internet service to the Prescott and Cottonwood areas. “As a result of the company’s continued investment in our network, we
Colonial Pipeline forked over $4.4M to end cyberattack – but is paying a ransom ever the ethical thing to do?
What would happen if companies stopped paying ransoms? Liu Jie/Xinhua via Getty Images Scott Shackelford, Indiana University and Megan Wade, Indiana University It took little over two hours for hackers to gain control of more than 100 gigabytes of information from Colonial Pipeline on May 7, 2021 – causing the firm to shut down its
Police Chief Will Cunningham came to work four years ago to find that his six-officer department was the victim of a crime. Hackers had taken advantage of a weak password to break in and encrypt the files of the department in Roxana, a small town in Illinois near St. Louis, and were demanding $6,000 of
The operator of a major pipeline system that transports fuel across the East Coast said Saturday it had been victimized by a ransomware attack and had halted all pipeline operations to deal with the threat. The attack is unlikely to affect gasoline supply and prices unless it leads to a prolonged shutdown of the pipeline,
Innovations in the field of search by image have changed the game of content creation in all fields of life. There is no limit to the possibilities created through photo search applications. Because of extensive visual data libraries and user-friendly algorithms, these tools have become a digital favorite. What is visual search? As the name