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Trains and flights canceled as snowstorm hits parts of Virginia and the Carolinas

“Duke Energy reported more than 240,000 outages in North Carolina and 170,000 in South Carolina Sunday afternoon” writes December At Pm for washingtonpost.com. As snow fell from northeast Georgia into central North Carolina winter storm warnings stretched to portions of Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia. The North Carolina Emergency Management office said crews were out clearing roads and reported more than 140,600 homes without power Sunday morning. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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Ericsson software glitch hits mobile services in Britain and Japan

“O2 , Britain’s second biggest network, and Japan’s Softbank reported network outages on Thursday, leaving many customers unable to access internet services” reports businessinsider.com. O2, which is owned by Spain’s Telefonica , said customers of Tesco Mobile, Sky Mobile and GiffGaff, which all use its network, were also affected by the outage.The Ericsson logo is seen at the Ericsson’s headquarters in Stockholm Thomson Reuters LONDON/STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Ericsson said it was working with mobile companies in Britain and Japan to restore full service to millions of customers hit by outages…

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Ericsson says working with operators to solve network outages

“STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Ericsson said on Thursday it was aware some of its mobile operator customers were suffering outages and it was working with them to solve the problem” writes Min Read for reuters.com. Mobile operators O2 in Britain and Softbank in Japan reported disruptions to data services on Thursday affecting millions of customers. O2 said the problem was caused by an issue at one of its suppliers. “We are aware of the issue and are working together with our customers to solve it as soon as possible,” an Ericsson…

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Outages hit Facebook’s apps

“Facebook confirmed that its family of apps, which includes Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp, experienced outages over the course of several hours on Tuesday” writes Aol Staff for aol.com. Facebook confirmed the issues on its Twitter account, saying the company was “working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.”. However, it’s rare for Facebook’s entire family of apps to be spotty at the same time.Small, short outages usually happen every so often to all of the social media giants. Source: aol.com Share This:

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Here are the ‘cyber 9/11’ scenarios that really worry the experts

“Former NSA head Admiral Michael Rogers told CNBC last month that “nothing is beyond the pale of possibility” for cyberattacks” writes Kate Fazzini for cnbc.com. They fall into three common themes: physical attacks that shut off or damage some aspect of critical services, financial attacks that spin out of control and lead to bank runs, and hackers changing data in a way that erodes trust in the economy and critical institutions. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Power outages and bank runs: Here are the ‘cyber 9/11’ scenarios that really worry the experts

“Former NSA head Admiral Michael Rogers told CNBC last month that “nothing is beyond the pale of possibility” for cyberattacks” writes Kate Fazzini for cnbc.com. They fall into three common themes: physical attacks that shut off or damage some aspect of critical services, financial attacks that spin out of control and lead to bank runs, and hackers changing data in a way that erodes trust in the economy and critical institutions. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Thousands without power…

“And in the Little Rock, Arkansas, area, three people were killed in separate crashes on icy roads Wednesday night The National Weather Service extended winter storm warnings from western North Carolina to Maine, with less severe winter weather advisories from Missouri to the Atlantic coast” writes Gregory Korte for usatoday.com. As of early Thursday, roughly 350,000 customers were without power, mostly in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, according to poweroutage.us. Source: usatoday.com Share This:

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The number of power outages on Friday remains greater than 1 million a day after Hurricane Michael was downgraded to a tropical storm, according to federal and utility industry reports.

“The number of power outages on Friday remains greater than 1 million a day after Hurricane Michael was downgraded to a tropical storm, according to federal and utility industry reports” reports washingtonexaminer.com. But power outages have drastically increased, according to a breakdown posted by the federal Energy Information Administration, the analysis arm of the Energy Department.Yesterday’s tally of outages hovered at 1.2 million from Florida to Virginia.Yet, some of the hardest-hit areas and the most difficult to restore power remain in the Florida Panhandle, where the hurricane first struck two…

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