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Eurobites: Cybercrime Iceberg Ahoy! – DT

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ETSI lines up NFV interop tests in Spain; Telekom Austria teams up with Turner for cartoon channel distribution; EE bringing it all back home.

  • It's only right that on Friday 13th we should kick off Eurobites with a bit of doom and gloom: Deutsche Telekom AG (NYSE: DT) 's head of group security services, Thomas Tschersich, predicts that the cyber attacks the world has seen to date are just the "tip of the iceberg" and that "what is to come will be colossal." Tschersich pinpoints two main areas of vulnerability -- private users, who are particularly susceptible to crypto-trojans being installed on their computers, and companies, who will continue to be assailed on all sides by DDoS attacks on the servers that form the cornerstone of their business. For more of Tschersich's grim prognosis, watch the video below. (See Security Vendor: Attacks Will Bury the Internet by 2020 and Attacks Have Major Internet Sites on the Ropes.)

  • The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) has lined up what it says is the first NFV interoperability Plugtests event, to run from January 23 to February 3. Back in November, 29 remote labs were connected to the ETSI Plugtests network in preparation for the event, which is supported by Telefónica and will focus on validating ETSI NFV Release 2 end-to-end capabilities. For a full list of participants see this press release. (See BCE 2016: Live NFV Interop Demo Takes Center Stage, Light Reading Publishes Unique NFV Interoperability Test Report, Why Independent NFV Interop Tests Need to Go a Step Further and NFV Interop Test: Key Takeaways.)

  • Telekom Austria Group has become a technical partner of Turner Broadcasting System Inc. 's Cartoon Network channel, an agreement that will see the migration of the channel to the Eutelsat 16A satellite, for teleport- and satellite contribution services in central and eastern Europe.

  • EE , the UK mobile operator that is now part of BT Group plc (NYSE: BT; London: BTA), says that all its customer service calls are now being answered in either the UK or Ireland. This "onshoring" process has created more than 1,000 jobs in the two countries (and axed a few overseas, obviously).

    — Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, Light Reading

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