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Android users warned over sophisticated 'missed delivery' text messages attempting to steal personal information
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Android users warned over sophisticated 'missed delivery' text messages attempting to steal personal information

Jun 2nd 2021, 12:34 PM 72,929 Views 53 Comments

Vodafone Ireland, Eir and Three have all warned customers about the so-called FluBot scam today.

Increasing majority of children aged 8-12 use social media, according to new survey
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Increasing majority of children aged 8-12 use social media, according to new survey

Feb 9th 2021, 6:20 AM 7,316 Views 7 Comments

Charity CyberSafeKids found that 92% of children in this age group own their own smart device.

US agency warns of ‘grave’ threat from long-undetected hack
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US agency warns of ‘grave’ threat from long-undetected hack

Dec 18th 2020, 7:14 AM 16,760 Views 9 Comments

The hack compromised federal agencies and “critical infrastructure” in a sophisticated attack.

Three years after opening its Irish R&D lab, Kaspersky closed its office in Dublin
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Three years after opening its Irish R&D lab, Kaspersky closed its office in Dublin

Jan 15th 2020, 11:22 AM 1,041 Views 0 Comments

The cybersecurity giant had a three-year plan to hire 50 people but opted to close the office last summer.

'Dominating the space': Irish cybersecurity startup Tines has raised a further $11m to go global
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'Dominating the space': Irish cybersecurity startup Tines has raised a further $11m to go global

Dec 12th 2019, 2:19 PM 621 Views 0 Comments

The company is one of the domestic breakouts from a burgeoning cybersecurity scene.

Talent, funding and evolving threats: Inside Ireland's ever-changing cybersecurity scene
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Talent, funding and evolving threats: Inside Ireland's ever-changing cybersecurity scene

Oct 10th 2019, 10:00 AM 781 Views 0 Comments

Fora catches up with various players in the ecosystem to survey the lay of the land.

Vietnam criticised for new law cracking down on anti-State content online
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Vietnam criticised for new law cracking down on anti-State content online

Jan 2nd 2019, 3:37 PM 6,284 Views 22 Comments

Tech giants such as Facebook and Google will also have to hand over user data if asked by the government.

We're exposed to potential threats via email every day - here's how to spot malicious messages
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We're exposed to potential threats via email every day - here's how to spot malicious messages

Oct 16th 2018, 7:00 AM 24,618 Views 13 Comments

The most sinister of cyber-attacks are often simply delivered, writes Richard Lambe.

Spectre and Meltdown: What you need to do to keep your computer safe
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Spectre and Meltdown: What you need to do to keep your computer safe

Jan 4th 2018, 1:39 PM 17,826 Views 41 Comments

Patches have been issued to help protect against the flaws.

One billion Yahoo users could have had their data stolen
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One billion Yahoo users could have had their data stolen

Dec 14th 2016, 10:38 PM 9,873 Views 23 Comments

This is separate from its previously disclosed breach affecting 500 million.

Hackers to start hijacking drones used for deliveries and policing
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Hackers to start hijacking drones used for deliveries and policing

Dec 3rd 2016, 8:20 AM 8,527 Views 9 Comments

Security experts warn this is the next step for cybercriminals.

Fears of intensified censorship as China passes controversial cybersecurity bill
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Fears of intensified censorship as China passes controversial cybersecurity bill

Nov 7th 2016, 8:46 AM 9,660 Views 17 Comments

The law bans anything that damages national honour or disturbs economic or social order.

Apple posts new security warning for iCloud users
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Apple posts new security warning for iCloud users

Oct 22nd 2014, 9:41 AM 9,006 Views 4 Comments

There are numerous reports of attacks on iClouds users in China.

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

Aug 9th 2013, 1:39 PM 3,055 Views 10 Comments

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.

The US and China to set up joint cybersecurity working group
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The US and China to set up joint cybersecurity working group

Apr 13th 2013, 7:40 PM 3,725 Views 15 Comments

The announcement was made today by US Secretary of State John Kerry.

'Careless' employees more of an IT security risk than hackers - survey
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'Careless' employees more of an IT security risk than hackers - survey

Dec 20th 2012, 10:00 PM 9,106 Views 8 Comments

A survey of nearly 300 IT professionals in Irish companies has identified their concerns about employees’ computer habits at work.

Banks, governments and ISPs participate in 'cyber attack'  experiment
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Banks, governments and ISPs participate in 'cyber attack' experiment

Oct 4th 2012, 3:43 PM 5,445 Views 9 Comments

1200 bodies are being hit by scheduled DDoS attacks as part of an EU-wide cybersecurity exercise.

PSNI warns of 'computer locking' PC virus scam
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PSNI warns of 'computer locking' PC virus scam

Mar 20th 2012, 3:33 PM 6,492 Views 10 Comments

A virus has been locking computers, displaying a police logo and demanding payment of a fine to have it unlocked again.

Unreleased songs may be among hacked Jackson catalogue
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Unreleased songs may be among hacked Jackson catalogue

Mar 7th 2012, 10:38 AM 877 Views 1 Comment

Michael Jackson’s entire back catalogue is thought to have been accessed during an attack on the PlayStation Network.

Anonymous hacks San Francisco subway site over mobile network closure
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Anonymous hacks San Francisco subway site over mobile network closure

Aug 15th 2011, 5:15 PM 280 Views 0 Comments

Authorities disabled the mobile phone coverage inside the city’s underground system to try and counter a series of protests.