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# cyber crime

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2022
# cyber hacking
FBI issues warrants for 3 alleged Russian hackers over targeting of Irish and international systems
The three men were indicted by a grand jury in the US following an FBI investigation.
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# Washington
Garda Commissioner meets with US law enforcement agencies to discuss organised crime link-up
The meetings took place last week.
# cyber crime
NUI Galway on-campus internet access disabled after attempted cyber attack
The university said there is currently “no evidence of any data being compromised”.
# How it began
HSE ransomware attack began on a single computer when an employee clicked on a link
Sources have confirmed an encryption key was provided by the attack launched by the criminal gang last week.
# Garda
Three people charged over hacking of company involved in vehicle parking systems
Gardaí have issued a warning to people to keep their personal data separate from their work data.
# scammers
Graham Norton has been named the most dangerous celebrity to search for online in the UK
Cybersecurity firm McAfee said that cybercriminals were targeting people who search popular celebrities online.
# blackbaud
Hacker was paid ransom after NUI Galway alumni data targeted in worldwide cyber attack
The university said “names, telephone numbers and email addresses” in its alumni database may have been targeted in the hack.
# Email scam
People warned not to fall for sextortion scam as criminals 'view pandemic as opportunity'
There has been an increase in the number of online scams reported during the Covid-19 pandemic.
# Online Safety
Gardaí concerned about children who 'live online but don't realise the dangers'
The head of the garda cyber crime bureau says under-reporting is a “huge problem” particularly in cases where the victim has been personally compromised.
# cyber crime
Cyber attack plan aims to protect State hospitals, energy networks and security systems
The new strategy sets out how to ensure the State’s infrastructure and computer networks are “resilient, safe and secure”.
# cyber crime
19 year-old man charged with making threats on social media in Northern Ireland
The man was charged by the PSNI this morning.
# Grooming
'There's only one police force in Ireland': Top garda slams online vigilante groups
Earlier this year two separate men were confronted after being wrongly identified as a convicted paedophile.
Voices
'Did you know your electronic health records can sell for as much as €40 on the dark web?'
Some of your personal details may already be available for sale on the dark web awaiting a purchaser. The only certainty is that the next attack is coming – the only question is when, writes Ronan Murphy.
# trinity foundation
Investigation launched into cyber attack on Trinity fund
It’s hoped that the funds will be at least partly recovered.
# NightSkies
Wikileaks releases CIA hacks of Apple devices (that users can't undo)
Security experts say the exploits are plausible, but suggest they pose little threat to typical users as they require physical access to devices.
# message to rudy
Trump taps Rudy Giuliani to head American response to hacking
Trump called cyber intrusion “the fastest-growing crime in the United States” and a “major threat” to national security.
# cyber crime
Live streaming of child sexual abuse on the rise
Cyber crime investigators have also noticed a rise in so-called “revenge porn”.
# London
Russian gang jailed for using 'mule accounts' to launder £4.5 million in cyber crime cash
Accounts operated by the group were used to launder almost £1 million.
# Released
15-year-old arrested in relation to Talk Talk data theft released on bail
The company received a ransom demand from an unknown source on Friday.
# cyber crime
Couple who made over €1.8 million by trading with stolen bank details jailed
Benson was a member of an online criminal forum which helped people trading in stolen debit or credit card data.
# Cybercrime
The Government is thinking up new ways to stop you from being hacked
Experts say the public needs protection against ‘petty’ cybercrimes.
# cyber crime
Boy arrested after changing his teacher's desktop background to two men kissing
Harsh.
# Not a game
Teenager arrested for Xbox and Playstation Christmas attacks
The 18-year-old was detained as part of a joint effort between police in Britain and the United States.
# Milestone
New law means electronic tagging for some sex offenders
There has been a wide welcome for new offences against child grooming and buying sex.
# explicit images
'Revenge porn' may not be punishable through Irish law
The Law Reform Commission says there are gaps in the harassment laws that need to be addressed.
# Law Reform Commission
New legislation needed to stop online "trolls"
The report published today looks at the need for regulation specific to online harassment.
# SCHOOL DAYS
The problem of cyberbullying should have its own school subject - Principals
At both junior and senior cycle.
# Children
Gardaí to review capacity to deal with child porn investigations
Minister Frances Fitzgerald said the will be insistent that there are strategies to overcome obstacles in detecting and prosecuting internet crime.
# Small business big crime
How many small businesses have been victims of crime?
Small Firms Association says the cost and rate of crime against business is on the rise.
# cyber crime
The rate of cybercrime is on the rise, with some firms losing nearly €4 million because of it
The study from PWC found that cybercrime in Ireland has risen from 24 per cent to 45 per cent since 2011.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday
Everybody’s talking about the aid crisis in the Philippines, Labour senator injured and the ASTI’s refusal to accept the Haddington Road deal.
Voices
Column: Webcam child sex tourism – a sordid off-shoot of the social media revolution
Law enforcement has not caught up with advances in technology that are giving sexual predators access to vulnerable children, writes Hans Guyt.
# Online Safety
Irish girl (17) 'forced into stripping on Skype' by US computer hacker
The girl was allegedly forced into stripping by California’s Jared James Abrahams who has been charged with hacking into the webcams of several women.
# cyber crime
12 arrested over 'audacious attempt' to steal from Santander bank
The men tried to take control of a bank’s computer, according to London police.
# Phishing
As many as 300 people have lost money due to phishing email scams this year
Gardaí have issued a fresh warning about phishing emails.
# 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.
# cyber criminals
Irish prisons could - possibly - be getting wi-fi
Alan Shatter says there’s no way that prisoners will be given open access to the internet – but they may be able to use it for educational resources.
# 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.
# cyber crime
Identity theft no longer top reported cyber crime in US
If you think you’re being emailed by the FBI… you’re probably not.
# Cyber Security
US House passes cyber-security bill to allow access to private data
Us President Barack Obama has threatened to veto the bill if it lands on his desk.