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IT and Media news week 33

The Week That Was: IT and Media news week 33

Ransomware criminals stole about 10 terabytes of data each month between May 2021 and June 2022. 58.2% of the data stolen included employees’ personal data. An analysis indicate that a large number of affected companies pay the cyber criminals. “Publicly reported ransomware incidents are only the tip of the iceberg”, says the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity in a new report.

Google cannot be described as publisher and is therefore not responsible for insulting statements in an article that can be found via the search engine. The hyperlink is only a tool, according to judges. Google has won a defamation case in Australia’s high court. The majority of justices came to the conclusion that the search engine “merely facilitated access” to the newspaper story and that this cannot legally be described as publication.

The average attendance in office is only 26% with most people at the office mid-week. 88% work from home on Fridays. Office attendance and desk usage is lowest in the tech sector and highest in the banking sector, according to a survey comprising 13 countries by consultancy Advanced Workplace Associates . The report concludes that hybrid working appears to be here to stay.

After years of strong growth, the number of UK homes using streaming services began to slow in 2021 before starting to decline in the spring 2022. Younger adults watch almost seven times less scheduled TV than those aged 65 and over, UK’s media authority Ofcom says.


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