Google down, US DoD hacked

I am writing this on Monday 14th December, and by the time you read it I hope that things are back to normal.

But at the moment Gmail, YouTube and some other Google services are unavailable. Some report complete failure, whilst for others logging out at least allows YouTube to work.

Also, all US federal agencies have been told to disconnect from Solarwinds Orion, a popular network tool.

Both of these events may be linked to a global cyberattack, possibly connected with the theft of white hack tools from FireEye last week (although it may have been going on before that too).

It gives us all a reminder to ensure that we have business continuity plans in place, and to test them regularly. If you would like some help with this, why not start off with a free 20-minute call? You can book these from our website here.