• Sepa data leaks as agency resists ransom demands

    The Conti ransomware gang has published a number of files stolen from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) in an attack on Christmas Eve, as the agency continues to resist its demands to pay.

    The attack saw the theft of 1.2GB of data contained in about 4,000 files. The material in question includes business information including regulated site permits, authorisations, enforcement notices, corporate planning and change programmes; procurement information such as publicly available procurement awards; project information relating to Sepa’s commercial work; and personal information on its staff.

    The agency’s chief executive, Terry A’Hearn, said: “Supported by Scottish government,

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  • Where is Intel going to place its next strategic bet?

    Intel is the company that powers most of the world’s PCs, servers and datacentres. But while it is the market leader, it is not the most valuable semiconductor company. That accolade goes to Nvidia, which last September took the audacious decision to buy ARM, whose microprocessor design dominates the smart device market.

    Intel’s announcements during the Consumer Electronics Show in January may be welcome news for PC manufacturers, but it is questionable whether new iterations of microprocessors are likely to give the company the boost it needs to keep ahead.

    Intel positions its latest EVO family as a way

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