Feeds

08004u in relaunch bid

Shuts up shop ahead of planned revamp

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Troubled ISP 08004u has shut down -- for the time being at least. It seems the Dundee-based company is getting ready to relaunch its service on 1 December. No doubt it's looking to start again with a clean slate. This is contrary to speculation that the ISP was on the verge of going bust after 22,000 Net users gained unauthorised access to the service at the company's expense. Attempts to contact the company to quiz it over the allegations have so far proved difficult since its phones don't appear to be working. Its Web site was also not receiving visitors yesterday returning error messages instead of the usual garish flashes. At least Dundee Trading Standards officers are still on the case. They paid yet another visit to the ISP on Tuesday to make sure everything was tickety-boo -- well, as tickety-boo as you can get with 08004u. ® Related story: 22,000 people and the 08004u security lapse

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
Inequality increasing? BOLLOCKS! You heard me: 'Screw the 1%'
There's morality and then there's economics ...
Spies, avert eyes! Tim Berners-Lee demands a UK digital bill of rights
Lobbies tetchy MPs 'to end indiscriminate online surveillance'
Google hits back at 'Dear Rupert' over search dominance claims
Choc Factory sniffs: 'We're not pirate-lovers - also, you publish The Sun'
While you queued for an iPhone 6, Apple's Cook sold shares worth $35m
Right before the stock took a 3.8% dive amid bent and broken mobe drama
How the FLAC do I tell MP3s from lossless audio?
Can you hear the difference? Can anyone?
4chan outraged by Emma Watson nudie photo leak SCAM
In the immortal words of Shaggy, it wasn't me us ... amirite?
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.