Security dominated the headlines last week, as the deadline for the National Crime Agency's (NCA) machine-fix window for the GoZeus and Cryptolocker threat passed. Security experts warned that, while it was a positive development, the takedown could inspire criminals to develop even more sophisticated attacks that may be even harder to stop.
Businesses took hits from cyber criminals this week, with pizza-delivery firm Domino's facing a ransom demand to stop customer details being leaked online. However, the firm stood strong and the hacker bluff was called.
Elsewhere, ahead of the Wimbledon tennis tournament, which began on Monday, IBM and Wimbledon unveiled a new social media monitoring platform that uses the SoftLayer cloud to scale to meet demand.
Finally, the Met Office warned that as it generates ever-increasing amounts of data, its ability to adhere to the open data agenda promoted by the government will be increasingly difficult, and it may have to curate the data it makes available.
NCA deadline for GoZeus and Cryptolocker threats arrives
You should have acted by now, says NCA
Domino's Pizza hackers fail to deliver stolen passwords
Hackers demand cash from food-delivery firm, none arrives
NCA Gameover Zeus malware fix will spark more dangerous attacks
Takedown could do more harm than good
Met Office warns of big data floods on the horizon
Too much data will make open agenda impossible, claims CIO
CISP uncovers 215,000 malicious IP addresses every day
Numbers underline threat to UK
Wimbledon turns to IBM SoftLayer for social media monitoring tool
Cloud helps organisation ramp up demand for tournament
Microsoft unveils Azure Machine Learning service to rival IBM Watson
Redmond shows off latest innovation as it challenges Big Blue
Three joins EE with WiFi phone call plans
Voice-over-WiFi service does not require an app
Apple unveils entry-level 21.5in iMac for £899
Another minimal update but the price cut could appeal
Amazon phone: Top 10 insights from the Fire launch
What the big reveal shows about retailer's aims for hardware market
Dr Kuan Hon criticises GDPR consent emails that will only eviscerate marketing databases and 'media misinformation'
Apple squashes Steam Link app on 'business conflicts' grounds
Philip Hammond wants to forget rules that the UK agreed with the EU to ban non-European companies from the satellites
Instapaper to 'go dark' in Europe until it can work out GDPR compliance