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HMRC 'in off-payroll rule dodge via consultancies'

  • HMRC 'in off-payroll rule dodge via consultancies'
  • Contractor UK

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HM Revenue & Customs has ducked claims that it is routing limited company IT contractors through an external company, in a bid to bypass the department’s own off-payroll rules.


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Game of Thrones hackers demand ransom

  • Game of Thrones hackers demand ransom
  • BBC News

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Hackers who have leaked Game of Thrones scripts and other data from entertainment company HBO have released a note demanding a ransom payment.


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Firms face £17m fine if they fail to protect against hackers

  • Firms face £17m fine if they fail to protect against hackers
  • BBC News

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Firms could face fines of up to £17m or 4% of global turnover if they fail to protect themselves from cyber-attacks, the government has warned.


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British Airways Chief Alex Cruz Denies IT Failure Due To Outsourcing To India, Won't Quit

  • British Airways Chief Alex Cruz Denies IT Failure Due To Outsourcing To India, Won't Quit
  • NDTV - http://www.ndtv.com/

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The IT failure was caused by a short but catastrophic power surge at 9.30 am on Saturday that affected the company's messaging system, Alex Cruz said, and the backup system failed to work properly.


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Businesses warned to prepare with one year until data protection law change

  • Businesses warned to prepare with one year until data protection law change
  • Information Commissioner's Office

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A timely reminder that GDPR is only 1 year away. Tecknuovo will be working with our trade body APSCO and attending events to make sure we are ready and set for summer 2018. We are expecting huge implications for the Recruitment Industry and the time to start preparing is NOW.


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WannaCry worm ransomware attack should be a wake-up call to improve NHS cybersecurity

  • WannaCry worm ransomware attack should be a wake-up call to improve NHS cybersecurity
  • Security News Desk - http://www.securitynewsdesk.com

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The ‘WannaCry’ worm ransomware attack which hit 48 NHS trusts across the country on 13 May, could be the most damaging and disruptive cyberattacks to date, and according to some, could be just a taste of what is to come unless organisations start taking the cybersecurity more seriously.


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Sadiq Khan to appoint London's first ever CDO

  • Sadiq Khan to appoint London's first ever CDO
  • Joe Curtis (ITPro)

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The Mayor of London is looking for the capital's first ever chief digital officer (CDO) to transform the city's public services.

The CDO will be responsible for building on existing digital initiatives and drafting a Smart London Strategy, aimed at increasing innovation using "smart technologies".


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AWS outage causes Chaos across the globe knocking their cloud storage service S3.

  • AWS outage causes Chaos across the globe knocking their cloud storage service S3.

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An outage that’s affecting many other AWS services, such as Athena, Kinesis Firehose, MapReduce, and Simple Email!

Several high-profile websites and services were knocked offline by a failure at one of Amazon's major US data centres.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) allows firms to rent cloud servers in order to host data on the internet without needing to invest in their own infrastructure.


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IR35 inspectors to probe public PSCs retrospectively

  • IR35 inspectors to probe public PSCs retrospectively

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It’s important that all of our Public PSCs or Contractors looking into working in this sector are aware of legislation changes to IR35. An interesting new development just out…..Watch out for retrospective IR35 inspections after the legislation hits on April 6th.


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GitLab suffers major backup failure after data deletion incident

  • GitLab suffers major backup failure after data deletion incident
  • Natasha Lomas

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Khosla Ventures and Y Combinator-backed open source Git repository GitLab is currently offline after suffering what appears to be a major backup restoration failure after accidentally deleting production data.


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