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#Cyber Security

# cyber-security - Friday 10 September, 2021

GSOC finds IT security 'vulnerability' following cyber warning
# Cyber Security
# Cyber Security

GSOC finds IT security 'vulnerability' following cyber warning

Sep 10th 2021, 9:50 PM 18,299 Views 9 Comments

The garda watchdog found the security threat after a “general advisory” was issued.

# cyber-security - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

Major investment and increase in staff at National Cyber Security Centre
# Cyber Security
# Cyber Security

Major investment and increase in staff at National Cyber Security Centre

Jul 13th 2021, 5:29 PM 10,623 Views 15 Comments

An increase in the NCSC will see it rise by €2.5m for 2022.

# cyber-security - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Survey reveals more than 40% of children are talking to strangers online
# Cyber Safety
# Cyber Safety

Survey reveals more than 40% of children are talking to strangers online

Sep 10th 2019, 8:36 AM 7,874 Views 11 Comments

Children in schools in disadvantaged areas were 29% more likely to talk to strangers every day.

# cyber-security - Sunday 1 September, 2019

Huawei continues to grow in Ireland while countries like the US and Australia are trying to keep it out
# Cyber Security
# Cyber Security

Huawei continues to grow in Ireland while countries like the US and Australia are trying to keep it out

Sep 1st 2019, 12:05 AM 37,043 Views 53 Comments

While countries around the world raise security concerns, Ireland remains silent when it comes to the phone manufacturer.

# cyber-security - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Facebook flaw allowed thousands of children to join chats with people not approved by parents
# Messenger Kids
# Messenger Kids

Facebook flaw allowed thousands of children to join chats with people not approved by parents

Jul 23rd 2019, 9:53 PM 6,472 Views 10 Comments

The social network said it has been shutting down the group chats involved.

# cyber-security - Monday 10 June, 2019

Hacker behind TalkTalk cyber attack sentenced to 4 years in youth detention centre
# TalkTalk
# TalkTalk

Hacker behind TalkTalk cyber attack sentenced to 4 years in youth detention centre

Jun 10th 2019, 7:41 PM 23,683 Views 0 Comments

The attack cost the company €86.3 million after the personal details of 157,000 customers were stolen.

# cyber-security - Saturday 27 April, 2019

Poll: Do you use the same password for all your online accounts?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you use the same password for all your online accounts?

Apr 27th 2019, 10:15 AM 25,636 Views 62 Comments

The Data Protection Commission launched a statutory inquiry into Facebook’s password storage.

# cyber-security - Thursday 21 March, 2019

Facebook admits its staff had access to millions of users' passwords
# Security Breach
# Security Breach

Facebook admits its staff had access to millions of users' passwords

Mar 21st 2019, 5:28 PM 15,449 Views 31 Comments

It said the passwords were stored in plain text on its internal servers.

# cyber-security - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

'An issue of national importance': Public consultation opens on new national cyber security strategy
# Cyber Security
# Cyber Security

'An issue of national importance': Public consultation opens on new national cyber security strategy

Mar 19th 2019, 6:30 AM 6,865 Views 4 Comments

Interested parties have 30 working days to make their submissions.

# cyber-security - Sunday 10 February, 2019

Google and Facebook 'worried' about 'bad actors' spreading fake news during European elections
# Google
# Google

Google and Facebook 'worried' about 'bad actors' spreading fake news during European elections

Feb 10th 2019, 9:00 PM 10,668 Views 43 Comments

“While the vast majority of ads on Facebook are run by legitimate organisations, we know that there are bad actors that try to misuse our platform,” Facebook said.

# cyber-security - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Mandatory security requirements introduced to protect companies against cyber attacks
# Online Threats
# Online Threats

Mandatory security requirements introduced to protect companies against cyber attacks

Sep 19th 2018, 7:04 PM 9,005 Views 21 Comments

The requirements will apply to service providers in sectors such as digital communications, transport, drinking water supply and healthcare.

# cyber-security - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

New hacking attempt on US Democratic Party
# Cyber Security
# Cyber Security

New hacking attempt on US Democratic Party

Aug 22nd 2018, 9:33 PM 12,359 Views 31 Comments

The incident occurred just three months before elections take place in the US.

# cyber-security - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

Ticketmaster warns Irish customers may have been affected by data breach
# Security
# Security

Ticketmaster warns Irish customers may have been affected by data breach

Jun 27th 2018, 10:23 PM 23,356 Views 27 Comments

People who purchased, or attempted to purchase, tickets between February and 23 June 2018 could be at risk.

# cyber-security - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Dixons Carphone yet to determine if Irish customers affected by major cyber attack
# Data Breach
# Data Breach

Dixons Carphone yet to determine if Irish customers affected by major cyber attack

Jun 13th 2018, 11:30 AM 9,012 Views 7 Comments

The attack attempted to compromise 5.9 million customer payment cards.

# cyber-security - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

Explainer: What is Cambridge Analytica? The firm at the heart of Facebook's alleged data breach
# Data Breach
# Data Breach

Explainer: What is Cambridge Analytica? The firm at the heart of Facebook's alleged data breach

Mar 20th 2018, 8:56 AM 11,239 Views 23 Comments

The communication firm is accused of stealing information from 50 million Facebook users’ profiles.

# cyber-security - Thursday 25 January, 2018

Denis Naughten says banning children from the internet 'isn't practical'
# Internet Safety
# Internet Safety

Denis Naughten says banning children from the internet 'isn't practical'

Jan 25th 2018, 3:11 PM 7,836 Views 49 Comments

The government is moving towards appointing a Digital Safety Commissioner.

# cyber-security - Friday 5 January, 2018

Apple confirms all Mac and iOS devices affected by Meltdown and Spectre security flaws
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

Apple confirms all Mac and iOS devices affected by Meltdown and Spectre security flaws

Jan 5th 2018, 8:39 AM 23,400 Views 20 Comments

The Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities could allow hackers to access sensitive data on most computers.

# cyber-security - Thursday 4 January, 2018

People being warned to check systems as Intel reveals 'serious flaws' in its computer chips
# Cyber Security
# Cyber Security

People being warned to check systems as Intel reveals 'serious flaws' in its computer chips

Jan 4th 2018, 8:15 AM 18,999 Views 16 Comments

Researchers said any fix for the bug could slow computers down by 30% or more.

# cyber-security - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Vigilante cybersecurity expert targets Dublin firm
# Citypost
# Citypost

Vigilante cybersecurity expert targets Dublin firm

Nov 21st 2017, 12:05 AM 22,968 Views 12 Comments

Citypost said that it would temporarily take down its site in response to concerns raised.

# cyber-security - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

PSNI launches investigation after private image of female officer shared online
# Security Breach
# Security Breach

PSNI launches investigation after private image of female officer shared online

Nov 15th 2017, 1:06 PM 16,151 Views 9 Comments

It is not yet clear how the image ended up on social media websites.

# cyber-security - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Most people at risk of fraud or hacking through messaging apps, researchers say
# Cyber Security
# Cyber Security

Most people at risk of fraud or hacking through messaging apps, researchers say

Aug 13th 2017, 1:00 PM 17,768 Views 2 Comments

Only 14% of people studied were securing their messaging apps properly.

# cyber-security - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Trump's national security team to be quizzed over Russian influence on election
# Surveillance
# Surveillance

Trump's national security team to be quizzed over Russian influence on election

Jun 7th 2017, 11:36 AM 7,619 Views 19 Comments

Former FBI Director James Comey is set to testify before a Senate panel tomorrow.

# cyber-security - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

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

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.

# cyber-security - Thursday 4 May, 2017

Use Gmail? Sneaky hackers use contact emails to attack Google Docs
# Phishing
# Phishing

Use Gmail? Sneaky hackers use contact emails to attack Google Docs

May 4th 2017, 7:44 AM 13,544 Views 5 Comments

The internet giant has managed to contain the attack.

# cyber-security - Monday 24 October, 2016

Use your phone for mobile banking? Gardaí warn of risks
# Cyber Security
# Cyber Security

Use your phone for mobile banking? Gardaí warn of risks

Oct 24th 2016, 9:45 PM 34,575 Views 27 Comments

Irish people use their mobiles for internet activity more than any other western country.

# cyber-security - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Why a global cyber-security firm chose Cork over London for its European base
# Watch And Listen
# Watch And Listen

Why a global cyber-security firm chose Cork over London for its European base

May 27th 2015, 3:30 PM 17,073 Views 17 Comments

eSentire plans to hire 100 staff for its new Irish operation.

# cyber-security - Sunday 19 April, 2015

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

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

Apr 19th 2015, 8:00 AM 7,012 Views 20 Comments

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

# cyber-security - Saturday 28 April, 2012

US House passes cyber-security bill to allow access to private data
# Cyber Security
# Cyber Security

US House passes cyber-security bill to allow access to private data

Apr 28th 2012, 4:05 PM 2,610 Views 9 Comments

Us President Barack Obama has threatened to veto the bill if it lands on his desk.

# cyber-security - Tuesday 21 June, 2011

19-year-old Essex man arrested over CIA and Senate hacking
# LulzSec
# LulzSec

19-year-old Essex man arrested over CIA and Senate hacking

Jun 21st 2011, 10:14 PM 425 Views 2 Comments

An English teen is suspected of being involved in the ‘LulzSec’ hacking movement, which denies any involvement.

# cyber-security - Tuesday 14 June, 2011

US Senate website taken out by 'Lulz' hackers
# Cyber Security
# Cyber Security

US Senate website taken out by 'Lulz' hackers

Jun 14th 2011, 11:56 AM 970 Views 1 Comment

A security review is ordered after the Senate’s website is compromised by the loosely-aligned Lulz Security group.

# cyber-security - Monday 13 June, 2011

IMF hack attack 'the work of a foreign government'
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

IMF hack attack 'the work of a foreign government'

Jun 13th 2011, 8:01 AM 489 Views 2 Comments

The theft of data from the International Monetary Fund’s computer systems was ‘state-based’, Bloomberg sources believe.

# cyber-security - Sunday 12 June, 2011

IMF computer systems attacked but extent of damage not known
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

IMF computer systems attacked but extent of damage not known

Jun 12th 2011, 9:50 AM 479 Views 2 Comments

Attack described as a “very major breach” occurred sometime in the last several months, but the IMF hasn’t revealed the scope of the attack.

# cyber-security - Thursday 2 June, 2011

China refutes Google's claims that Gmail attacks originated in Jinan
# Gmail
# Gmail

China refutes Google's claims that Gmail attacks originated in Jinan

Jun 2nd 2011, 3:56 PM 250 Views 0 Comments

Chinese state media says Google “arbitrarily pointing the finger at China” for a second time, after the internet company warned users it had detected a Gmail account hacking scame.