Articles about Fasthosts

The Register breaking news

Online storage start-up pitches 'USB stick on the internet' is offering small businesses a simpler way to create online back-ups of their files and data. Although there are several similar services from companies like BT, Microsoft and HP, Livedrive reckons it offers an easier way for users to create secure copies of files which they can access from anywhere. Andrew …
John Oates, 16 Dec 2008

Virgin downs 1and1 and Germany

Virgin subscribers spent yesterday without access to German websites. Popular web hosting site 1and1 was one of those hit - and its customers were not happy. But it is now clear that a routing problem at Virgin was the cause. Virgin broadband subscribers lost access to most German-based websites including gaming sites like …
John Oates, 30 Nov 2007
The Register breaking news

Russian credit card scam looks bigger than we thought

Yesterday The Register reported that some customers of Web host Fasthosts, were unlawfuly having small amounts of Russian roubles charged to their credit cards. All the money was apparently going to a Moscow-based company called Incomtel. Since the initial story, Fasthosts has issued a statement, which we will print in full. …
Lucy Sherriff, 08 Nov 2000
The Register breaking news

Russian credit card scam hits Brit Web host customers

Fifteen customers of a small British Web hosting company have had small amounts of money unlawfully charged to their credit card accounts. The money has nominally been paid to a Russian company called Incomtel. The amounts taken are between £5 and £10. All the accounts were charged in Russian roubles. All fifteen customers had …
Lucy Sherriff, 07 Nov 2000
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Microsoft hosts bring-a-bottle cloud trust code of practice party

Analysis Blighty’s cloud computing industry now has a trade body that wants to champion trust in data stored at a tech firm’s outhouse, by getting vendors to commit to certification that, by mid-2011, will be independently scrutinised. We just don't know by whom - yet. Step forward the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF), which this week was a …
Kelly Fiveash, 10 Sep 2010
The Register breaking news

Anti-Blair site sparks real-world row

A satire site mocking Tony Blair has become the centre of a bizarre row that has pitched Labour councillors against militant bloggers and seen wild accusations thrown at both the Labour party and one of the country's biggest ISPs. Backing Blair, which we linked to last week, was apparently pulled offline on Monday by its ISP, …
Kieren McCarthy, 21 Feb 2005
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Nominet loses all three EGM votes

The extraordinary general meeting of UK registry owner Nominet this morning, which hoped to pass three restructuring resolutions, turned out to be just that - extraordinary. Proposed changes to Nominet's Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association were designed to give the company greater freedom in the internet …
Kieren McCarthy, 16 Mar 2006

Livedrive's livewire, high-living CEO

Livedrive's Andrew Michael is not your average storage CEO. Storage CEOs are generally dependable, earnest and businesslike. They don't fly Grammy Award-winning popstars over the Atlantic to sing at their girlfriend's birthday party and they don't generally have a stopped cheque dispute with a gambling club. Neither do they hire …
Chris Mellor, 23 Dec 2008

How can the storage industry prevent cloud bursts?

Comment If you send your data to the cloud today you might be sure of a big surprise: it could vanish. SwissDisk users know this and T-Mobile Sidekick users know that Microsoft is quite capable of losing their data, too. Stephen Foskett is Director of Consulting at cloud storage provider Nirvanix. He writes: Subpar offerings from flaky …
Chris Mellor, 15 Nov 2009

Microsoft throws a party for MUC as AC/DC chucks filth off its website

Microsoft was in good spirits this week at the launch of its long-awaited "Microsoft unified communications software" in San Francisco, officially announced by chairman Bill Gates, business division president Jeff Raikes, and a guitarist in a red velvet jacket. Now that's rock and roll, especially as the guitarist was playing a …
Billy MacInnes, 18 Oct 2007