British Airways: Thousands disrupted as flights axed amid IT crash

British Airways: Thousands disrupted as flights axed amid IT crash

Media captionQueues at Heathrow airport stretched out of the terminal Serious problems with British Airways’ IT systems have led to thousands of passengers having their plans disrupted, after all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick were cancelled. Passengers described “chaotic” scenes at the airports, with some criticising BA for a lack of information. The airline has […]

Theresa May: Online extremism ‘must be tackled’

Theresa May: Online extremism ‘must be tackled’

Image copyright Reuters Theresa May has urged world leaders to do more to combat online extremism, saying the fight against so-called Islamic State is “moving from the battlefield to the internet”. At the G7 summit in Sicily, the PM said tech companies had to do more to identify and remove extreme material. She also urged […]

British Airways: Flights cancelled amid IT crash

British Airways: Flights cancelled amid IT crash

Media captionQueues at Heathrow airport stretched out of the terminal British Airways has cancelled all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick until 18:00 BST because of computer problems. A “major IT system failure is causing very severe disruption to our flight operations worldwide”, the airline said. It apologised for the “global system outage” and said it […]

Glitch hits Pension Regulator website

Glitch hits Pension Regulator website

Image copyright DWP Image caption Adverts featuring a giant hairy monster were used to raise employer awareness Thousands of small businesses ordered to register for auto-enrolment pensions face fines after part of the regulator’s website crashed. An online server at the Pensions Regulator has been faulty since Wednesday at least, the BBC understands. Some of […]

Net neutrality: ‘Dead people’ signing FCC consultation

Net neutrality: ‘Dead people’ signing FCC consultation

Image copyright Getty Images A campaign group has complained to the US Federal Communications Commission over its refusal to erase fake comments from a consultation on net neutrality. Fight for the Future’s complaint is signed by 14 people who say their details were used without permission to file anti-net neutrality views. The campaign group says […]

Disney’s Bob Iger says the film hack threat was a hoax

Disney’s Bob Iger says the film hack threat was a hoax

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Bob Iger and Johnny Depp attended the premiere of the latest Pirates of the Caribbean film earlier this month You may remember Disney’s boss revealing that hackers had threatened to leak one of the studio’s new films unless it paid a ransom. Bob Iger didn’t name the film, but it […]

Subtitling systems contain ‘widespread’ security threat

Subtitling systems contain ‘widespread’ security threat

Image copyright 123foto Image caption Media players treat subtitle files as trusted sources potentially letting attackers exploit them Film fans could be vulnerable to attack by hackers who hide malicious code inside files that provide subtitles, a security firm has warned. Checkpoint Software found loopholes in the way four popular media players handle subtitles. Poor […]

Theresa May: Online extremism ‘must be tackled’

Theresa May: Online extremism ‘must be tackled’

Image copyright Science Photo Library Theresa May will urge world leaders to do more to combat online extremism, saying the fight against so-called Islamic State is “moving from the battlefield to the internet”. Speaking about counter-terrorism at the G7 summit in Sicily, the PM will say more pressure should be put on tech companies to […]

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