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#Cybercrime

From The42 Ex-Argentina attacker Lavezzi makes sex tape blackmail complaint Cybercrime

Ex-Argentina attacker Lavezzi makes sex tape blackmail complaint

The former Napoli star says he received messages demanding $5,000 for each image.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí cut backlog of child sex abuse case analysis in half, but long delays remain Cyber Crime Bureau

Gardaí cut backlog of child sex abuse case analysis in half, but long delays remain

At one stage, it could take five years before gardaí would get to a case because of the volume of material for analysis.

From TheJournal.ie Goodbye cat burglar, hello drone burglar: Here's what crime will look like in future Future Focus

Goodbye cat burglar, hello drone burglar: Here's what crime will look like in future

From data theft to using remote-controlled flying machines.

From TheJournal.ie Businesses warned to vigilant as over €700,000 lost in the past month from invoice fraud Invoice Redirect Fraud

Businesses warned to vigilant as over €700,000 lost in the past month from invoice fraud

Gardaí said today that there had been numerous attempts by scammers to carry out invoice redirect fraud on businesses.

From TheJournal.ie Just 29 gardaí tasked with tackling cybercrime despite surge in internet attacks Cybercrime

Just 29 gardaí tasked with tackling cybercrime despite surge in internet attacks

New survey found 44% of Irish organisations suffered an attack last year compared to just 25% in 2012.

From TheJournal.ie Live streaming of child sexual abuse on the rise Cyber Crime

Live streaming of child sexual abuse on the rise

Cyber crime investigators have also noticed a rise in so-called “revenge porn”.

From TheJournal.ie "Change your password now" - What to do if you have a Yahoo account Yahoo Ya Boya

"Change your password now" - What to do if you have a Yahoo account

Experts say beefing up your security is the only way to protect yourself from a potential attack.

From TheJournal.ie This Irish college is tackling a major problem with cybercrime Safety First

This Irish college is tackling a major problem with cybercrime

A talent gap exists in the area and IT Carlow claims to have the first Irish course dedicated to tackling it.

From TheJournal.ie How a group of hackers and traders made $100 million - using press releases The Wolves Of Wall Street

How a group of hackers and traders made $100 million - using press releases

The story of “one of the most intricate and sophisticated trading rings” in history.

From TheJournal.ie Scientists are on the cusp of these 11 discoveries that will transform the world Future

Scientists are on the cusp of these 11 discoveries that will transform the world

Many of the devices that power our everyday lives would have been unimaginable a century ago.

From TheJournal.ie The Government is thinking up new ways to stop you from being hacked Cybercrime

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The Grafton Barber is now an 'Islamic State' target, apparently Hacked

The Grafton Barber is now an 'Islamic State' target, apparently

Their website has been hacked by ‘supporters’.

From TheJournal.ie Irish banks 'targeted' in cyber-heist crime spree worth millions Hacked

Irish banks 'targeted' in cyber-heist crime spree worth millions

Banks across the world were allegedly hacked over a two-year period.

From TheJournal.ie Hacker who demanded Bitcoin from banks jailed for blackmail and child pornography Cyber Criminals

Hacker who demanded Bitcoin from banks jailed for blackmail and child pornography

Lewys Martin was sentenced to over four years in prison.

From TheJournal.ie The state has asked Twitter to block 13 accounts in Ireland this year... Tweet Tweet
From TheJournal.ie Hacker-turned-informer spared more prison time Anonymous

Hacker-turned-informer spared more prison time

Hector Xavier Monsegur, known as Sabu, taught the US government about the inner workings of hacking collectives like Anonymous.

From TheJournal.ie The FBI is having problems hiring hackers who don't smoke weed High-fi

The FBI is having problems hiring hackers who don't smoke weed

The agency is considering loosening the policy which prevents it from hiring anyone who has smoked marijuana in the previous three years.

From TheJournal.ie Cyberwars: The United States has charged five Chinese military hackers Phone-y War

Cyberwars: The United States has charged five Chinese military hackers

The FBI’s Bob Anderson Jr., described the charges as ‘the new normal’.

From TheJournal.ie Thieves break into bank, hack into computers and steal over £1.25 million...but get caught Oceans 9

Thieves break into bank, hack into computers and steal over £1.25 million...but get caught

The gang members carried out a number sophisticated cyber attacks on banks in London

From TheJournal.ie UK Cyber-crime unit issues urgent "ransomware" warning Hacked

UK Cyber-crime unit issues urgent "ransomware" warning

The virus locks a users computer until a ransom of nearly €650 has been paid.

From TheJournal.ie Adobe security breach much worse than originally feared Cybercrime

Adobe security breach much worse than originally feared

An attack by hackers had been initially estimated to affect three million customers but it is now believe 38 million accounts have been compromised.

From TheJournal.ie Companies lose 2.7 per cent of their yearly turnover due to cyber crime Cyber Crime

Companies lose 2.7 per cent of their yearly turnover due to cyber crime

Nearly one in five surveyed companies were victims of hacking in the last year, with the average incident costing up to €30,000 to clean up.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for Ireland to ratify international convention against cybercrime Cybercrime

Calls for Ireland to ratify international convention against cybercrime

The Immigrant Council of Ireland says ratification would ensure safe and responsible use of the internet in Ireland.

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie Teenager released without charge in investigation into LulzSec hacking Arrest

Teenager released without charge in investigation into LulzSec hacking

The 19-year-old had been arrested and held at a station in Dublin as part of a global investigation into computer hacking.

From TheJournal.ie Teenagers arrested over Fine Gael site hacking Hacking

Teenagers arrested over Fine Gael site hacking

The party’s website was hacked in January, compromising the personal details of around 2,000 people.

From TheJournal.ie New cybercrime fighting centre opens in Dublin Cybercrime

New cybercrime fighting centre opens in Dublin

A new project at UCD will develop systems to train cybercrime police officers around the world. Twenty new jobs are being created as a result.