• Virgin finds new data trends as it creates 500 contact centre jobs

    As it battles with the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, UK cable network provider Virgin Media has taken steps to assure users of the fundamental strength of its service in the face of unprecedented strain and usage patterns.

    Virgin said an intrinsic part of its basic job of keeping customers connected is to forecast demand. It noted that normally, its busiest times have been in the evening when people return from work and stream video content and that it has designed its network to cope with periods of very high demand, including traffic spikes during exceptional events.

    But now, almost

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  • AWS hits out at narrow scope of DoD’s planned re-evaluation of JEDI cloud contract

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) has hit out at the US Department of Defense (DOD), claiming its proposed re-evaluation  of its controversial $10bn cloud contract is too narrow in scope.

    The DoD’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract, which was awarded to Microsoft in October 2019, is designed to provide the government department with access to a general-purpose public cloud environment that will enable it to consolidate its on-premise datacentre estate.

    The decision to award the contract to Microsoft is the subject of a legal challenge by AWS, whose CEO has previously gone on record to claim the procurement was subjected

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  • Kitchenware brand Tupperware is ignoring hacked website

    Users have been warned to avoid shopping on the website of kitchenware brand Tupperware for the time being after researchers at Malwarebytes discovered an active credit card skimmer on the website that, at the time of writing, remains in place.

    The targeted cyber attack was uncovered on 20 March 2020, and despite alerting Tupperware immediately, Malwarebytes claimed that none of its calls or emails were answered.

    “We called Tupperware on the phone several times, and also sent messages via email, Twitter and LinkedIn,” said Malwarebytes’ Jérôme Segura. “However, at time of publication, we still have not heard back from

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