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Risk patients' medical data affected by HSE ransomware attack 'will be abused', government warns
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Risk patients' medical data affected by HSE ransomware attack 'will be abused', government warns

Updated May 17th 2021, 6:19 PM 47,986 Views 70 Comments

Since Friday, the health and security arms of Government have been scrambling to take control of the situation.

Graham Norton has been named the most dangerous celebrity to search for online in the UK
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Graham Norton has been named the most dangerous celebrity to search for online in the UK

Oct 6th 2020, 7:13 AM 62,361 Views 21 Comments

Cybersecurity firm McAfee said that cybercriminals were targeting people who search popular celebrities online.

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

May 15th 2019, 5:39 PM 14,437 Views 15 Comments

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

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

Updated May 14th 2019, 1:00 PM 48,107 Views 30 Comments

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

Cyber attack delays printing and delivery of major US newspapers
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Cyber attack delays printing and delivery of major US newspapers

Dec 30th 2018, 10:59 AM 12,935 Views 13 Comments

The attack appears to have originated outside the US.

Midlands Regional Hospital in Tullamore hit by Windows ransomware attack
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Midlands Regional Hospital in Tullamore hit by Windows ransomware attack

Nov 15th 2018, 10:30 PM 28,918 Views 20 Comments

The hospital suffered a Windows Ransomware attack on Wednesday.

America says North Korea carried out WannaCry malware attack
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America says North Korea carried out WannaCry malware attack

Dec 19th 2017, 7:13 AM 10,933 Views 34 Comments

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

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.

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

May 15th 2017, 4:05 PM 22,726 Views 44 Comments

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

Suspected case of ransomware detected in Wexford health centre
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Suspected case of ransomware detected in Wexford health centre

May 13th 2017, 6:00 PM 33,295 Views 53 Comments

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

No reports of computer virus attacks in Ireland following global hacking
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No reports of computer virus attacks in Ireland following global hacking

May 13th 2017, 10:29 AM 13,608 Views 57 Comments

The situation is being monitored currently by the NCSC.

Gardaí restore their computer systems after virus threat
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Gardaí restore their computer systems after virus threat

Aug 8th 2016, 5:39 PM 8,033 Views 8 Comments

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

Gardaí found a virus in their IT systems this week
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Gardaí found a virus in their IT systems this week

Aug 7th 2016, 1:20 PM 22,239 Views 48 Comments

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

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

Jul 12th 2016, 5:10 PM 11,102 Views 9 Comments

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

This Mac malware will let hackers take over your computer
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This Mac malware will let hackers take over your computer

Jul 7th 2016, 2:29 PM 17,122 Views 9 Comments

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

This malware infected more than 10 million Android devices
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This malware infected more than 10 million Android devices

Jul 6th 2016, 4:52 PM 28,457 Views 9 Comments

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

Now webcams are being used by hackers to attack websites
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Now webcams are being used by hackers to attack websites

Jul 4th 2016, 10:45 AM 18,306 Views 15 Comments

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

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

Apr 15th 2016, 4:49 PM 16,342 Views 7 Comments

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

Now you will have to be cautious about misspelling websites names
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# Typosquatting

Now you will have to be cautious about misspelling websites names

Mar 15th 2016, 4:47 PM 24,706 Views 18 Comments

As it could lead you to malware sites.

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

Mar 7th 2016, 10:12 AM 22,804 Views 27 Comments

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

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

Feb 16th 2016, 4:25 PM 36,238 Views 23 Comments

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

Take a trip and see how creative computer viruses were back in the day
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# A Simpler Time

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

Feb 8th 2016, 5:09 PM 13,182 Views 8 Comments

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

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

Jan 11th 2016, 9:54 PM 33,817 Views 15 Comments

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

Apple bans hundreds of iPhone apps that secretly spied on users
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# Bad Apples

Apple bans hundreds of iPhone apps that secretly spied on users

Oct 20th 2015, 12:01 PM 16,756 Views 13 Comments

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

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

Sep 9th 2015, 8:35 PM 42,875 Views 8 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 1st 2015, 9:16 AM 17,266 Views 21 Comments

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

Irish internet users could be vulnerable after 1.2 billion password theft
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Irish internet users could be vulnerable after 1.2 billion password theft

Aug 11th 2014, 4:21 PM 25,990 Views 26 Comments

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

Police and FBI arrest 100 hackers over BlackShades malware case
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Police and FBI arrest 100 hackers over BlackShades malware case

May 19th 2014, 4:31 PM 10,275 Views 15 Comments

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

Hackers steal more than 16 million email account details in Germany
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Hackers steal more than 16 million email account details in Germany

Jan 22nd 2014, 10:08 AM 7,107 Views 2 Comments

The BSI uncovered the security breach after it ran an analysis of botnets, which can be used to carry out attacks.

UK Cyber-crime unit issues urgent "ransomware" warning
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UK Cyber-crime unit issues urgent "ransomware" warning

Nov 16th 2013, 4:06 PM 11,345 Views 22 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 17th 2013, 5:30 PM 45,000 Views 90 Comments

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.

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
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# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Feb 24th 2013, 10:40 AM 10,401 Views 0 Comments

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

Facebook network hit by 'sophisticated' cyber attack
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Facebook network hit by 'sophisticated' cyber attack

Feb 16th 2013, 11:10 AM 11,436 Views 14 Comments

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

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

Jan 4th 2013, 11:53 AM 4,226 Views 8 Comments

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.

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

Jul 5th 2012, 12:26 PM 12,974 Views 28 Comments

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.

24 arrested worldwide after FBI undercover investigation into 'carding'
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24 arrested worldwide after FBI undercover investigation into 'carding'

Jun 27th 2012, 10:39 AM 4,170 Views 1 Comment

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
# Attacks
# Attacks

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Apr 22nd 2012, 11:00 AM 47 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 5th 2012, 7:43 PM 8,200 Views 70 Comments

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.

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

Nov 10th 2011, 12:45 PM 1,103 Views 4 Comments

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