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#Malware

From TheJournal.ie Criminals are using CEOs' social media posts to trick employees into handing over money CEO Fraud

Criminals are using CEOs' social media posts to trick employees into handing over money

Gardaí today warned of a significant increase this year in cases of invoice redirect fraud and what is know as ‘CEO fraud’.

From TheJournal.ie Irish users urged to download latest version of WhatsApp after phones infected with spyware through missed calls Spyware

Irish users urged to download latest version of WhatsApp after phones infected with spyware through missed calls

The DPC said that it had been informed by WhatsApp about a “serious vulnerability” on its platform.

From TheJournal.ie Cyber attack delays printing and delivery of major US newspapers Tribune Publishing

Cyber attack delays printing and delivery of major US newspapers

The attack appears to have originated outside the US.

From TheJournal.ie Midlands Regional Hospital in Tullamore hit by Windows ransomware attack Malware

Midlands Regional Hospital in Tullamore hit by Windows ransomware attack

The hospital suffered a Windows Ransomware attack on Wednesday.

From TheJournal.ie America says North Korea carried out WannaCry malware attack Malware

America says North Korea carried out WannaCry malware attack

“The attack was widespread and cost billions, and North Korea is directly responsible.”

From TheJournal.ie There have been lots of cyber attacks on State websites that the public aren't even aware of Think Before You Click

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Tusla warns that child protection reports may not have been received over weekend Cyber Attack

Tusla warns that child protection reports may not have been received over weekend

The Department of Communications described the global cyber attack as “unprecedented”.

From TheJournal.ie Suspected case of ransomware detected in Wexford health centre On High Alert

Suspected case of ransomware detected in Wexford health centre

The NHS in the UK was attacked by hackers yesterday leading to fears the Irish system could be targeted.

From TheJournal.ie No reports of computer virus attacks in Ireland following global hacking Ransomware

No reports of computer virus attacks in Ireland following global hacking

The situation is being monitored currently by the NCSC.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí restore their computer systems after virus threat Malware

Gardaí restore their computer systems after virus threat

“An Garda Síochána can re-confirm that no data was compromised, and that Pulse and the Garda website were not affected.”

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí found a virus in their IT systems this week Hack

Gardaí found a virus in their IT systems this week

However, it is believed that data, the Pulse system nor the Garda Síochána website were not affected.

From TheJournal.ie This security tool could help stop the problem of ransomware in its tracks Early Detection

This security tool could help stop the problem of ransomware in its tracks

Scientists at the University of Florida developed software that can stop ransomware before it does any serious damage.

From TheJournal.ie This Mac malware will let hackers take over your computer Mac

This Mac malware will let hackers take over your computer

The malware is disguised as an application called EasyDoc Converter and gives an attacker complete access.

From TheJournal.ie This malware infected more than 10 million Android devices Tricks

This malware infected more than 10 million Android devices

HummingBad was used to download fraudulent apps and tap on ads to generate revenue.

From TheJournal.ie Now webcams are being used by hackers to attack websites Botnet

Now webcams are being used by hackers to attack websites

Thousands of cameras and internet-connected devices were used to overwhelm banking sites and government institutions with fake traffic.

From TheJournal.ie Those shortened URLs you shared aren't as safe as you think Safety First

Those shortened URLs you shared aren't as safe as you think

If you shared ones linked to private files, then you could have a problem.

From TheJournal.ie Now you will have to be cautious about misspelling websites names Typosquatting

Now you will have to be cautious about misspelling websites names

As it could lead you to malware sites.

From TheJournal.ie Bad news for Apple users as first ever ransomware targeting Macs appears Held To Ransom

Bad news for Apple users as first ever ransomware targeting Macs appears

The vast majority of users are safe but it’s not good news for the platform.

From TheJournal.ie There's a text message that can end up wiping your Android device clean Under Threat

There's a text message that can end up wiping your Android device clean

The malware is sent via SMS and gives attackers admin rights to your phone, accessing all your information.

From TheJournal.ie Take a trip and see how creative computer viruses were back in the day A Simpler Time

Take a trip and see how creative computer viruses were back in the day

When malware was just designed not to take your data, but simply crash your computer.

From TheJournal.ie If you receive an email like this from WhatsApp, do not open it Malware

If you receive an email like this from WhatsApp, do not open it

The emails aim to trick people into downloading malware onto their computers.

From TheJournal.ie Apple bans hundreds of iPhone apps that secretly spied on users Bad Apples

Apple bans hundreds of iPhone apps that secretly spied on users

The ad software used by these apps was able to gather personal information without anyone, even the app developers themselves, knowing.

From TheJournal.ie If you use WhatsApp on your computer, you should update it as soon as you get the chance Bug

If you use WhatsApp on your computer, you should update it as soon as you get the chance

A security bug in the service could put more than 200 million users at risk.

From TheJournal.ie There's a major downside to jailbreaking your iPhone (if you're thinking about it) Vulnerable

There's a major downside to jailbreaking your iPhone (if you're thinking about it)

It leaves your device vulnerable to malware as more than 225,000 users found out recently.

From TheJournal.ie Irish internet users could be vulnerable after 1.2 billion password theft Hackers

Irish internet users could be vulnerable after 1.2 billion password theft

An attack by Russian hackers has seen 1.2 billion passwords stolen.

From TheJournal.ie Police and FBI arrest 100 hackers over BlackShades malware case Hacking

Police and FBI arrest 100 hackers over BlackShades malware case

Those who bought BlackShades could use it to secretly take control of a user’s webcam or computer, and hold them to ransom.

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 Has your computer slowed down over time? Here's why, and how to fix it Clogged Up

Has your computer slowed down over time? Here's why, and how to fix it

All computers will slow down over time, due to more programs being installed or the system simply becoming clogged up. However, there are ways to make it and nice speedy again.

From TheJournal.ie Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

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

From TheJournal.ie Facebook network hit by 'sophisticated' cyber attack Facebook

Facebook network hit by 'sophisticated' cyber attack

The social networking giant said it found no evidence any user data was compromised.

From TheJournal.ie Irish businesses warned of 'significantly increased' IT security risks in 2013 Security

Irish businesses warned of 'significantly increased' IT security risks in 2013

Major security breaches at large international businesses such as Sony, LinkedIn, Global Payments and RSA are a warning to Irish businesses, says a leading security specialist.

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

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you need to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie Malware could knock thousands offline on Monday - check your computer here Malware

Malware could knock thousands offline on Monday - check your computer here

Millions of computers around the world were infected with DNSCHanger malware last year, and the FBI has been giving them a safety net… until now.

From TheJournal.ie 24 arrested worldwide after FBI undercover investigation into 'carding' Cyber Crime

24 arrested worldwide after FBI undercover investigation into 'carding'

Investigation into theft of credit card and bank account info led to arrests and searches in a dozen countries yesterday.

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

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

Would you trust this man to tell you a website is secure?

Phil Hogan told the public not to worry about security on the household charge website – but his own site is so dangerous that most browsers won’t even open it.

From TheJournal.ie iTunes targeted by hackers in alleged €10million 'clickjacking' ring Ghost Click

iTunes targeted by hackers in alleged €10million 'clickjacking' ring

Seven men have been charged over a malware scam that infected four million computers worldwide.