Technology News Roundup 30/06/2017


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Stay tech savvy with the Eligo Technology news roundup, featuring the latest news and updates from the Tech industry each week. This week ending 30/06/2017 Google is fined by the European Commission, we attended the latest Perl Mongers event at CV-Library, WPP Suffers a Cyber-attack and experts say it was about data, not money and a survey reveals Node.js increasing in popularity. 




Google fined $2.7 billion for abusing product searches
The tech giant Google has been found guilty by the European Commission, of manipulating results to promote its own products. On Tuesday, it was confirmed that the company has been fined €2.42 billion ($2.72 billion) for unfairly directing users to its own products over those of its rivals. This is the biggest financial penalty the commission has ever handed out, eclipsing the €1.06 billion ($1.4 billion) charge incurred by Intel back in 2014.

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(engadget) 27/06/2017




London Perl Mongers July Tech Meet-Up – with keynote speaker Brian D Foy

London Perl Mongers July Tech Meet-Up – with keynote speaker Brian D Foy

Last night saw the 2nd Perl Mongers tech meet-up of the year, hosted by CV-Library at their offices in Vauxhall. Perl enthusiasts old and new came together for a night of all things Perl which included talks from a range of speakers and a talk from Keynote Speaker Brian D Foy. It wouldn’t have been a Perl monger event of course without a few beers, ales and pizza and much discussion about Perl along the way, and overall it was a successful event and a great turnout from Perl fans old and new.

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(Eligo Blog) 30/06/2017



WPP suffers cyber-attack

On Tuesday afternoon this week, several of WPP’s agencies including GroupM, MediaCom, JWT and Y&R are thought to be affected by the attack. In an email to WPP agencies, staff were told that it is affecting all “Windows servers, PC’s and laptops” and all Windows machines “must be turned off and disconnected immediately until further notice” while it investigates. Cyber security firms have confirmed that the attack is a new strain of ‘Petya’ ransomware that was used in last month’s WannaCry attack.

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(The Drum) 27/06/2017



According to experts, cyber-attack was about data, not Money

Following Tuesday’s cyber-attack on WPP agencies and last month’s WannaCry attack on the NHS and businesses around the world, security experts suspect the Petya malware variant that hit was not an attempt to make money but launched to destroy data.  It is believed that there were “Aggressive” features of the malware that make it impossible to retrieve key files and the variant is described as a “wiper” rather than a straight-forward ransomware.

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(BBC) 29/06/2017



Survey reveals Node.js is increasingly popular amongst enterprise software developers

According to a survey by NodeSource, more than three-fourths of developers believe Node.js is the most employable project expertise for the next year. The survey also reveals that not only are developers gravitating towards the JavaScript runtime environment, they also believe new companies will be created from open-source projects. 91% respondents believe that this is the case, with Node.js the most chosen option for open-source projects and Docker coming in a close behind, with MongoDB on its tail.

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(SD Times) 21/06/2017


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