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GSOC finds IT security 'vulnerability' following cyber warning
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GSOC finds IT security 'vulnerability' following cyber warning

Sep 10th 2021, 9:50 PM 18,301 Views 9 Comments

The garda watchdog found the security threat after a “general advisory” was issued.

Major investment and increase in staff at National Cyber Security Centre
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Major investment and increase in staff at National Cyber Security Centre

Jul 13th 2021, 5:29 PM 10,623 Views 15 Comments

An increase in the NCSC will see it rise by €2.5m for 2022.

Survey reveals more than 40% of children are talking to strangers online
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Survey reveals more than 40% of children are talking to strangers online

Sep 10th 2019, 8:36 AM 7,877 Views 11 Comments

Children in schools in disadvantaged areas were 29% more likely to talk to strangers every day.

Huawei continues to grow in Ireland while countries like the US and Australia are trying to keep it out
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Huawei continues to grow in Ireland while countries like the US and Australia are trying to keep it out

Sep 1st 2019, 12:05 AM 37,044 Views 53 Comments

While countries around the world raise security concerns, Ireland remains silent when it comes to the phone manufacturer.

Facebook flaw allowed thousands of children to join chats with people not approved by parents
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Facebook flaw allowed thousands of children to join chats with people not approved by parents

Jul 23rd 2019, 9:53 PM 6,472 Views 10 Comments

The social network said it has been shutting down the group chats involved.

Hacker behind TalkTalk cyber attack sentenced to 4 years in youth detention centre
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Hacker behind TalkTalk cyber attack sentenced to 4 years in youth detention centre

Jun 10th 2019, 7:41 PM 23,683 Views 0 Comments

The attack cost the company €86.3 million after the personal details of 157,000 customers were stolen.

Poll: Do you use the same password for all your online accounts?
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Poll: Do you use the same password for all your online accounts?

Apr 27th 2019, 10:15 AM 25,636 Views 62 Comments

The Data Protection Commission launched a statutory inquiry into Facebook’s password storage.

Facebook admits its staff had access to millions of users' passwords
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Facebook admits its staff had access to millions of users' passwords

Mar 21st 2019, 5:28 PM 15,449 Views 31 Comments

It said the passwords were stored in plain text on its internal servers.

'An issue of national importance': Public consultation opens on new national cyber security strategy
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'An issue of national importance': Public consultation opens on new national cyber security strategy

Mar 19th 2019, 6:30 AM 6,865 Views 4 Comments

Interested parties have 30 working days to make their submissions.

Google and Facebook 'worried' about 'bad actors' spreading fake news during European elections
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Google and Facebook 'worried' about 'bad actors' spreading fake news during European elections

Feb 10th 2019, 9:00 PM 10,668 Views 43 Comments

“While the vast majority of ads on Facebook are run by legitimate organisations, we know that there are bad actors that try to misuse our platform,” Facebook said.

Mandatory security requirements introduced to protect companies against cyber attacks
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Mandatory security requirements introduced to protect companies against cyber attacks

Sep 19th 2018, 7:04 PM 9,005 Views 21 Comments

The requirements will apply to service providers in sectors such as digital communications, transport, drinking water supply and healthcare.

New hacking attempt on US Democratic Party
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New hacking attempt on US Democratic Party

Aug 22nd 2018, 9:33 PM 12,359 Views 31 Comments

The incident occurred just three months before elections take place in the US.

Ticketmaster warns Irish customers may have been affected by data breach
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Ticketmaster warns Irish customers may have been affected by data breach

Jun 27th 2018, 10:23 PM 23,356 Views 27 Comments

People who purchased, or attempted to purchase, tickets between February and 23 June 2018 could be at risk.

Dixons Carphone yet to determine if Irish customers affected by major cyber attack
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Dixons Carphone yet to determine if Irish customers affected by major cyber attack

Jun 13th 2018, 11:30 AM 9,012 Views 7 Comments

The attack attempted to compromise 5.9 million customer payment cards.

Explainer: What is Cambridge Analytica? The firm at the heart of Facebook's alleged data breach
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Explainer: What is Cambridge Analytica? The firm at the heart of Facebook's alleged data breach

Mar 20th 2018, 8:56 AM 11,239 Views 23 Comments

The communication firm is accused of stealing information from 50 million Facebook users’ profiles.

Denis Naughten says banning children from the internet 'isn't practical'
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Denis Naughten says banning children from the internet 'isn't practical'

Jan 25th 2018, 3:11 PM 7,836 Views 49 Comments

The government is moving towards appointing a Digital Safety Commissioner.

Apple confirms all Mac and iOS devices affected by Meltdown and Spectre security flaws
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Apple confirms all Mac and iOS devices affected by Meltdown and Spectre security flaws

Jan 5th 2018, 8:39 AM 23,400 Views 20 Comments

The Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities could allow hackers to access sensitive data on most computers.

People being warned to check systems as Intel reveals 'serious flaws' in its computer chips
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People being warned to check systems as Intel reveals 'serious flaws' in its computer chips

Jan 4th 2018, 8:15 AM 18,999 Views 16 Comments

Researchers said any fix for the bug could slow computers down by 30% or more.

Vigilante cybersecurity expert targets Dublin firm
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Vigilante cybersecurity expert targets Dublin firm

Nov 21st 2017, 12:05 AM 22,968 Views 12 Comments

Citypost said that it would temporarily take down its site in response to concerns raised.

PSNI launches investigation after private image of female officer shared online
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PSNI launches investigation after private image of female officer shared online

Nov 15th 2017, 1:06 PM 16,151 Views 9 Comments

It is not yet clear how the image ended up on social media websites.

Most people at risk of fraud or hacking through messaging apps, researchers say
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Most people at risk of fraud or hacking through messaging apps, researchers say

Aug 13th 2017, 1:00 PM 17,768 Views 2 Comments

Only 14% of people studied were securing their messaging apps properly.

Trump's national security team to be quizzed over Russian influence on election
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Trump's national security team to be quizzed over Russian influence on election

Jun 7th 2017, 11:36 AM 7,619 Views 19 Comments

Former FBI Director James Comey is set to testify before a Senate panel tomorrow.

There have been lots of cyber attacks on State websites that the public aren't even aware of
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There have been lots of cyber attacks on State websites that the public aren't even aware of

May 16th 2017, 6:15 AM 9,994 Views 21 Comments

There have been calls for the Garda cyber crime unit to be beefed up.

Use Gmail? Sneaky hackers use contact emails to attack Google Docs
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Use Gmail? Sneaky hackers use contact emails to attack Google Docs

May 4th 2017, 7:44 AM 13,544 Views 5 Comments

The internet giant has managed to contain the attack.

Use your phone for mobile banking? Gardaí warn of risks
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Use your phone for mobile banking? Gardaí warn of risks

Oct 24th 2016, 9:45 PM 34,575 Views 27 Comments

Irish people use their mobiles for internet activity more than any other western country.

Why a global cyber-security firm chose Cork over London for its European base
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Why a global cyber-security firm chose Cork over London for its European base

May 27th 2015, 3:30 PM 17,073 Views 16 Comments

eSentire plans to hire 100 staff for its new Irish operation.

The Government is thinking up new ways to stop you from being hacked
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The Government is thinking up new ways to stop you from being hacked

Apr 19th 2015, 8:00 AM 7,012 Views 20 Comments

Experts say the public needs protection against ‘petty’ cybercrimes.

US House passes cyber-security bill to allow access to private data
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US House passes cyber-security bill to allow access to private data

Apr 28th 2012, 4:05 PM 2,610 Views 9 Comments

Us President Barack Obama has threatened to veto the bill if it lands on his desk.

19-year-old Essex man arrested over CIA and Senate hacking
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19-year-old Essex man arrested over CIA and Senate hacking

Jun 21st 2011, 10:14 PM 425 Views 2 Comments

An English teen is suspected of being involved in the ‘LulzSec’ hacking movement, which denies any involvement.

US Senate website taken out by 'Lulz' hackers
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US Senate website taken out by 'Lulz' hackers

Jun 14th 2011, 11:56 AM 970 Views 1 Comment

A security review is ordered after the Senate’s website is compromised by the loosely-aligned Lulz Security group.

IMF hack attack 'the work of a foreign government'
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IMF hack attack 'the work of a foreign government'

Jun 13th 2011, 8:01 AM 489 Views 2 Comments

The theft of data from the International Monetary Fund’s computer systems was ‘state-based’, Bloomberg sources believe.

IMF computer systems attacked but extent of damage not known
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IMF computer systems attacked but extent of damage not known

Jun 12th 2011, 9:50 AM 479 Views 2 Comments

Attack described as a “very major breach” occurred sometime in the last several months, but the IMF hasn’t revealed the scope of the attack.

China refutes Google's claims that Gmail attacks originated in Jinan
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China refutes Google's claims that Gmail attacks originated in Jinan

Jun 2nd 2011, 3:56 PM 250 Views 0 Comments

Chinese state media says Google “arbitrarily pointing the finger at China” for a second time, after the internet company warned users it had detected a Gmail account hacking scame.