Saturday, 27 May 2017

Technical Problems

The Raptor sent this picture last night along with the comment, "Walking the dog I discovered the CalMac sign at Mingary Pier has been hit by the latest malware attack only affecting the Highlands. It's known locally as blackbagware, and it looks like a pretty bad case. Either that or the CalMac IT lads have came up with a terrific new systems update. Only in the Highlands!"

To add to our woes, a problem at BT's Kilchoan telephone exchange has meant that landlines haven't been working properly. For the last twenty-four hours it's been impossible to dial through to a number starting with a zero, and local calls within the community sometimes work and sometimes don't. The glitch was sorted by midday today but not before local businesses lost large sums of money because card readers didn't work.

Many thanks to the Raptor for picture and story.

1 comment:

  1. I'm no expert but when software gets infected the manufacturers often resolve the issues with a patch.

    Alasdair Thornton