It is time to glance back at some of the top tech updates from last month. Your IT news round-up Jan 2022 features a huge win in the fight against cyber-crime. You can also read about an incident involving a robot escapee in the UK, plus there is an update on Apple’s AirTag devices.
REvil Ransomware Gang Arrested
This piece from BBC News reveals a ‘monumental moment in cyber-crime’ as Russian authorities dismantled the notorious crime group. The intelligence bureau FSB seized over 426 million Rubles (almost £4.2 million). This vast sum included around £440,000 worth of cryptocurrency.
The arrest came in the wake of the US offering a reward of up to $10m for information leading to REvil following ransomware attacks. This collaboration between the US and Russia marks their first on a cyber-crime operation in many years.
Travelodge Robot Cleaner Makes A Break For Freedom
Another BBC News story from Jan reveals a daring escape attempt made by an automated vacuum device. A touch lighter than our previous article selection, this one occurred in Orchard Park, Cambridge. It seems that the robot failed to stop at the hotel’s front door before enjoying almost a full day of freedom. It was then found under a hedge the following day. Innovation in motion!
Apple Unveils AirTag Safety Portal
At the end of the month, the BBC also ran this story about everyone’s favourite tech giant – Apple. Using their ‘Find My’ network, AirTag devices are designed to locate lost items. The release of ‘The Personal User Safety Guide’ now offers people guidance on keeping their data safe.
That is all for your IT news round-up Jan 2022; did our pick of stories interest you? Or could we have done better? Let us know in the comments below!
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