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Ransomware encrypts a users data in order to extort a ransom in return for the encryption key.

Be Aware of Ransomware

There’s been a worrying increase in incidences of so-called ransomware attacks. Typically these involve a trojan, delivered as an email attachment which, when opened, encrypts the user’s files so that they are inaccessible before displaying a ransom note, demanding sums ranging from hundreds to several thousand euros in return for the encryption key. In an age where data is power, […]

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SMEs – Don’t you just love ’em!

Our video booth at The Blacknight SME Awards was huge fun. We’ve already shared our conversations with the winners in the retail categories; now all the winners videos are online – all captured in the minutes after they came off stage, clutching their trophies. But while there could be only one winner of each category, the real […]

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Two-Letter IE Domains are a Premium Opportunity at a Regular Price

We had a busy weekend as sponsors of the Blacknight SME Awards in Cork. It also gave us an opportunity to use our new two-letter IE domain, bk.ie, in a newspaper advertisement in yesterday’s Sunday Business Post. One and two-letter IE domains only recently became available due to a policy change at the IE Domain Registry (IEDR). The ‘landrush’ phase for those domains […]

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Winners of the Blacknight SME Awards 2016. Photo Credit: Ryan Whalley.

Feeling the Love at the Blacknight SME Awards!

We had a great time last night at the Blacknight SME Awards in Cork, in the company of over 200 like-minded, hardworking, talented and beautiful Irish SMEs! 15 awards were presented – plus the Grand Prix which went to Brú Brewery from Trim County Meath! It’s their latest award, after scooping gold, silver and bronze medals […]

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All Set For The SME Awards?

The waiting is almost over! The Blacknight SME Awards are being held this Saturday evening!!!! (We’re just a tad excited!) If you’re a finalist – well done! Whether you win or not you’ve already done so well in getting to the finals. You should be proud. As we’ve said several times over the last few […]

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We #LoveSMEs ‘Cause They’re Sticky!

Over 80 companies have made it to the finals of the second annual Blacknight SME Awards – and we can’t wait to meet them all in Cork on April 16! We’re working with Mulley Communications and our MC Rick O’Shea to put the final touches to a special party: one that celebrates Irish SMEs in all their variety, in […]

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Blacknight on TV!

We made the news last week, when a TV crew from Nuacht RTÉ/TG4 visited our company headquarters in Carlow. The purpose was to get our thoughts about the IEDR’s public consultation on the proposal to permit accented ‘fada’ characters used in the Irish language in .IE domain names. (We’re for it!)   You can find out […]

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