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#Cybercrime

# cybercrime - Last week 20th November 2022 - 26th November 2022

Gardaí arrest six as part of major international investigation of fraud phonecalls
# Cybercrime
# Cybercrime

Gardaí arrest six as part of major international investigation of fraud phonecalls

Nov 24th 2022, 7:51 AM 13,510 Views 0 Comments

The global investigation involved searches in Dublin, Louth and Meath.

# cybercrime - This year 2022

Two arrested in Cork as part of ongoing investigation into transnational cybercrime
# Cork
# Cork

Two arrested in Cork as part of ongoing investigation into transnational cybercrime

May 12th 2022, 2:46 PM 10,585 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí have been liaising with the FBI in recent months for the purpose of targeting the activities of cybercriminals.

# cybercrime - Last year 2021

Europol reports several high-profile targets were caught in a major dark-web bust
# Dark Web
# Dark Web

Europol reports several high-profile targets were caught in a major dark-web bust

Oct 26th 2021, 2:50 PM 16,889 Views 7 Comments

Europe’s policing agency said the alleged operator’s arrest provided a ‘trove of evidence’

Explainer: What is a decryption tool and why would hackers hand it over without receiving a ransom?
# Hse Hack
# Hse Hack

Explainer: What is a decryption tool and why would hackers hand it over without receiving a ransom?

May 21st 2021, 3:25 PM 44,419 Views 42 Comments

The government has stated “categorically” that no ransom has been paid.

# cybercrime - All time

Ex-Argentina attacker Lavezzi makes sex tape blackmail complaint
# Cybercrime
From The42
# Cybercrime

Ex-Argentina attacker Lavezzi makes sex tape blackmail complaint

May 14th 2020, 11:08 AM 8,775 Views 3 Comments

The former Napoli star says he received messages demanding $5,000 for each image.

Gardaí cut backlog of child sex abuse case analysis in half, but long delays remain
# Cyber Crime Bureau
# Cyber Crime Bureau

Gardaí cut backlog of child sex abuse case analysis in half, but long delays remain

Dec 31st 2019, 12:05 AM 11,160 Views 3 Comments

At one stage, it could take five years before gardaí would get to a case because of the volume of material for analysis.

Goodbye cat burglar, hello drone burglar: Here's what crime will look like in future
# Future Focus
# Future Focus

Goodbye cat burglar, hello drone burglar: Here's what crime will look like in future

Sep 9th 2018, 6:30 PM 29,869 Views 14 Comments

From data theft to using remote-controlled flying machines.

Businesses warned to vigilant as over €700,000 lost in the past month from invoice fraud
# Invoice Redirect Fraud
# Invoice Redirect Fraud

Businesses warned to vigilant as over €700,000 lost in the past month from invoice fraud

Dec 4th 2017, 2:43 PM 13,391 Views 3 Comments

Gardaí said today that there had been numerous attempts by scammers to carry out invoice redirect fraud on businesses.

Just 29 gardaí tasked with tackling cybercrime despite surge in internet attacks
# Cybercrime
# Cybercrime

Just 29 gardaí tasked with tackling cybercrime despite surge in internet attacks

Nov 15th 2016, 5:58 PM 8,761 Views 15 Comments

New survey found 44% of Irish organisations suffered an attack last year compared to just 25% in 2012.

Live streaming of child sexual abuse on the rise
# Cyber Crime
# Cyber Crime

Live streaming of child sexual abuse on the rise

Sep 28th 2016, 11:30 AM 12,274 Views 28 Comments

Cyber crime investigators have also noticed a rise in so-called “revenge porn”.

"Change your password now" - What to do if you have a Yahoo account
# Yahoo Ya Boya
# Yahoo Ya Boya

"Change your password now" - What to do if you have a Yahoo account

Sep 23rd 2016, 5:02 PM 19,573 Views 25 Comments

Experts say beefing up your security is the only way to protect yourself from a potential attack.

This Irish college is tackling a major problem with cybercrime
# Safety First
# Safety First

This Irish college is tackling a major problem with cybercrime

Jun 14th 2016, 6:10 AM 15,555 Views 19 Comments

A talent gap exists in the area and IT Carlow claims to have the first Irish course dedicated to tackling it.

How a group of hackers and traders made $100 million - using press releases
# The Wolves Of Wall Street
# The Wolves Of Wall Street

How a group of hackers and traders made $100 million - using press releases

Aug 16th 2015, 9:00 PM 26,894 Views 26 Comments

The story of “one of the most intricate and sophisticated trading rings” in history.

Scientists are on the cusp of these 11 discoveries that will transform the world
# Future
# Future

Scientists are on the cusp of these 11 discoveries that will transform the world

Jul 19th 2015, 5:30 PM 41,002 Views 49 Comments

Many of the devices that power our everyday lives would have been unimaginable a century ago.

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 7,045 Views 20 Comments

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

The Grafton Barber is now an 'Islamic State' target, apparently
# Hacked
# Hacked

The Grafton Barber is now an 'Islamic State' target, apparently

Mar 27th 2015, 3:09 PM 28,029 Views 56 Comments

Their website has been hacked by ‘supporters’.

Irish banks 'targeted' in cyber-heist crime spree worth millions
# Hacked
# Hacked

Irish banks 'targeted' in cyber-heist crime spree worth millions

Feb 16th 2015, 6:11 PM 14,873 Views 17 Comments

Banks across the world were allegedly hacked over a two-year period.

Hacker who demanded Bitcoin from banks jailed for blackmail and child pornography
# Cyber Criminals
# Cyber Criminals

Hacker who demanded Bitcoin from banks jailed for blackmail and child pornography

Dec 1st 2014, 5:55 PM 12,951 Views 15 Comments

Lewys Martin was sentenced to over four years in prison.

The state has asked Twitter to block 13 accounts in Ireland this year...
# Tweet Tweet
# Tweet Tweet

The state has asked Twitter to block 13 accounts in Ireland this year...

Aug 10th 2014, 8:15 AM 18,679 Views 16 Comments

…and Twitter has refused.

Hacker-turned-informer spared more prison time
# Anonymous
# Anonymous

Hacker-turned-informer spared more prison time

May 27th 2014, 9:54 PM 16,927 Views 32 Comments

Hector Xavier Monsegur, known as Sabu, taught the US government about the inner workings of hacking collectives like Anonymous.

The FBI is having problems hiring hackers who don't smoke weed
# High-fi
# High-fi

The FBI is having problems hiring hackers who don't smoke weed

May 21st 2014, 8:00 PM 16,378 Views 35 Comments

The agency is considering loosening the policy which prevents it from hiring anyone who has smoked marijuana in the previous three years.

Cyberwars: The United States has charged five Chinese military hackers
# Phone-y War
# Phone-y War

Cyberwars: The United States has charged five Chinese military hackers

May 19th 2014, 1:40 PM 6,563 Views 41 Comments

The FBI’s Bob Anderson Jr., described the charges as ‘the new normal’.

Thieves break into bank, hack into computers and steal over £1.25 million...but get caught
# Oceans 9
# Oceans 9

Thieves break into bank, hack into computers and steal over £1.25 million...but get caught

Apr 24th 2014, 7:06 PM 24,558 Views 28 Comments

The gang members carried out a number sophisticated cyber attacks on banks in London

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

UK Cyber-crime unit issues urgent "ransomware" warning

Nov 16th 2013, 4:06 PM 11,371 Views 22 Comments

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

Adobe security breach much worse than originally feared
# Cybercrime
# Cybercrime

Adobe security breach much worse than originally feared

Oct 30th 2013, 10:01 AM 9,515 Views 14 Comments

An attack by hackers had been initially estimated to affect three million customers but it is now believe 38 million accounts have been compromised.

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

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

Aug 9th 2013, 1:39 PM 3,074 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.

Calls for Ireland to ratify international convention against cybercrime
# Cybercrime
# Cybercrime

Calls for Ireland to ratify international convention against cybercrime

Dec 31st 2012, 7:15 AM 3,041 Views 11 Comments

The Immigrant Council of Ireland says ratification would ensure safe and responsible use of the internet in Ireland.

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
From The Daily Edge
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

May 13th 2012, 11:00 AM 63 Views 1 Comment

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

Teenager released without charge in investigation into LulzSec hacking
# Arrest
# Arrest

Teenager released without charge in investigation into LulzSec hacking

Mar 7th 2012, 11:42 AM 4,410 Views 0 Comments

The 19-year-old had been arrested and held at a station in Dublin as part of a global investigation into computer hacking.

Teenagers arrested over Fine Gael site hacking
# Hacking
# Hacking

Teenagers arrested over Fine Gael site hacking

Sep 1st 2011, 9:16 PM 1,274 Views 29 Comments

The party’s website was hacked in January, compromising the personal details of around 2,000 people.

New cybercrime fighting centre opens in Dublin
# Cybercrime
# Cybercrime

New cybercrime fighting centre opens in Dublin

May 31st 2011, 2:11 PM 956 Views 0 Comments

A new project at UCD will develop systems to train cybercrime police officers around the world. Twenty new jobs are being created as a result.