Startup Britain Website links to Malware
Startup Britain is a major initiative launched by David Cameron which encourages poeple to start their own business and links them up with entreprenuers and companies who can help them. The list of companies backing this initiative is impressive which inludes big names such as Google, Microsoft, Barclays among many more.
It is already touted by the critics as advertising hub for these already successfull companies and the discounts given away as a hook to lure new customers. On the bright side though, collectively you can get a voucher of £1500 towards your startup costs which you can only spend with these companies.
The website itself has attracted criticism due to the fact the most of the features are not live yet and it is seen more as a rush job to coincide with the budget announcement regarding the Startup Britain initiative so that there is something to show for it.
Just today it has been hit by another problem as hackers have used sql injection attacks to insert links to malware into the website. Although a statement has appeared stating that the problem has been rectified, it has not done any good to the reputation of the website and the confidence of people getting on the website.
I hope that the problems do not come in the way of a noble cause and people are able to use it for what it is meant to be. Also it seems like a closed door consortium as there is no hint as how an organisation which wants to help startups can get involved with this initiative which will definately make it bigger, better and more effective to reach its goal.
You can read more about this on bbc at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-12904585 and learn about Startup Britian Initiative www.startupbritain.org to get a voucher if you qualify.
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