BlackBerry outage, video apologies, a hoax and Ronnie Corbett

Graham Cluley
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Millions of BlackBerry owners around the world have been feeling the pain this week as messaging and email systems collapsed in a service outage.

With many turning to social networks to vent their anger, and even newspaper cartoonists making fun of the situation, bosses at Research in Motion (RIM) have clearly been feeling the heat.

RIM founder Mike Lazaridis has appeared on video explaining that although services are “approaching normal BlackBerry service levels in Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa” the company can not give an estimated time for systems to have recovered globally…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry, having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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