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# Cybersecurity

This year
'Is anyone else terrified?': Doctors concerned as GPs are targets of ransomware attacks monthly
One doctor said that trying to avoid getting hit by hackers is like trying to “jay walk down the quays in Dublin”.
Last year
German cybersecurity chief faces sack over alleged Russia ties
The association advises businesses, government agencies and policymakers on cyber security issues.
Hackers seek service user and financial data in cyberattack on disability services charity
Data has been accessed externally from some of the Rehab Group’s servers, an investigation has found.
All time
TikTok to open cybersecurity centre in Ireland
The new centre will create over 50 jobs in security, privacy and policy.
Android users warned over sophisticated 'missed delivery' text messages attempting to steal personal information
Vodafone Ireland, Eir and Three have all warned customers about the so-called FluBot scam today.
Increasing majority of children aged 8-12 use social media, according to new survey
Charity CyberSafeKids found that 92% of children in this age group own their own smart device.
US agency warns of ‘grave’ threat from long-undetected hack
The hack compromised federal agencies and “critical infrastructure” in a sophisticated attack.
Three years after opening its Irish R&D lab, Kaspersky closed its office in Dublin
The cybersecurity giant had a three-year plan to hire 50 people but opted to close the office last summer.
'Dominating the space': Irish cybersecurity startup Tines has raised a further $11m to go global
The company is one of the domestic breakouts from a burgeoning cybersecurity scene.
Talent, funding and evolving threats: Inside Ireland's ever-changing cybersecurity scene
Fora catches up with various players in the ecosystem to survey the lay of the land.
Vietnam criticised for new law cracking down on anti-State content online
Tech giants such as Facebook and Google will also have to hand over user data if asked by the government.
We're exposed to potential threats via email every day - here's how to spot malicious messages
The most sinister of cyber-attacks are often simply delivered, writes Richard Lambe.
Spectre and Meltdown: What you need to do to keep your computer safe
Patches have been issued to help protect against the flaws.
One billion Yahoo users could have had their data stolen
This is separate from its previously disclosed breach affecting 500 million.
Hackers to start hijacking drones used for deliveries and policing
Security experts warn this is the next step for cybercriminals.
Fears of intensified censorship as China passes controversial cybersecurity bill
The law bans anything that damages national honour or disturbs economic or social order.
Apple posts new security warning for iCloud users
There are numerous reports of attacks on iClouds users in China.
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.
The US and China to set up joint cybersecurity working group
The announcement was made today by US Secretary of State John Kerry.
'Careless' employees more of an IT security risk than hackers - survey
A survey of nearly 300 IT professionals in Irish companies has identified their concerns about employees’ computer habits at work.
Banks, governments and ISPs participate in 'cyber attack' experiment
1200 bodies are being hit by scheduled DDoS attacks as part of an EU-wide cybersecurity exercise.
PSNI warns of 'computer locking' PC virus scam
A virus has been locking computers, displaying a police logo and demanding payment of a fine to have it unlocked again.
Unreleased songs may be among hacked Jackson catalogue
Michael Jackson’s entire back catalogue is thought to have been accessed during an attack on the PlayStation Network.
Anonymous hacks San Francisco subway site over mobile network closure
Authorities disabled the mobile phone coverage inside the city’s underground system to try and counter a series of protests.