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# hackers - Thursday 3 January, 2019

At least 3,226 user records compromised in Luas cyber attack

The records of those who had signed up for the Luas newsletter had been compromised, Transdev said this afternoon.

# hackers - Friday 5 October, 2018

'Spy mania': West accuses Russia of global hacking conspiracy

Russia scathingly accused the West of “spy mania”, with the Russian foreign office describing the accusations as “propaganda”.

# hackers - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

Teenagers' personal details illegally accessed by hackers at Carlow school

A full garda investigation is now underway.

# hackers - Friday 5 January, 2018

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

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

# hackers - Thursday 4 January, 2018

Spectre and Meltdown: What you need to do to keep your computer safe

Patches have been issued to help protect against the flaws.

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

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

# hackers - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

From The42 Tevez and Kuyt among 25 footballers named in latest leak by Russian hackers Fancy Bears TUEs

Tevez and Kuyt among 25 footballers named in latest leak by Russian hackers Fancy Bears

The documents published today claim over 150 players failed drugs tests in 2015.

# hackers - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Hackers demand millions in ransom for stolen HBO data

They’ve threatened to upload entire series and sensitive proprietary files.

# hackers - Saturday 13 May, 2017

Suspected case of ransomware detected in Wexford health centre

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

# hackers - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

Irish TV show among Twitter accounts hacked with Nazi slogans

The hackers were supporters of the Turkish president in an ongoing row with the Netherlands and Germany.

# hackers - Friday 3 March, 2017

Measures to trap suspected paedophiles among far-reaching powers in new Dutch cybercrime bill

Police had previously used fake teens to trap potential paedophiles.

# hackers - Friday 30 December, 2016

'There is no equality between humans': Bilderberg group website hacked

The site has been taken down by hackers identifying themselves as the Hackback movement and Anonymous.

# hackers - Sunday 6 November, 2016

"Hack-back vendors" and private security firms could be used to fight cybercrime

The debate around how to strike back against hackers is ongoing around the world.

# hackers - Monday 18 July, 2016

Pokémon Go is so popular, even hackers are claiming they've taken it down

Two different groups are claiming responsibility for the game’s servers going down over the weekend.

# hackers - Monday 4 July, 2016

Now webcams are being used by hackers to attack websites

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

# hackers - Saturday 28 November, 2015

Your slick new Internet of Things devices could provide a Christmas bonanza ... for hackers

Any connected device “can be a pivot point into your network,” one expert warned.

# hackers - Thursday 5 November, 2015

The hacker group Anonymous has exposed hundreds of alleged Ku Klux Klan members

‘This is not about the ideas of members of the Ku Klux Klan. This is about the behaviours of members of KKK splinter cells that bear the hallmarks of terrorism.’

# hackers - Friday 30 October, 2015

Hacker group Anonymous is about to expose 1,000 Ku Klux Klan members

Anonymous has been in a cyber war with the group since protests in Ferguson, Missouri last year.

# hackers - Saturday 8 August, 2015

Millions of customers could be affected by Carphone Warehouse cyber attack

No Irish customers have been affected.

# hackers - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

Millions of Apple and Google customers are vulnerable to a decades-old hack

Hackers may be harvesting your sensitive personal information.

# hackers - Friday 20 February, 2015

If you bought a Lenovo laptop recently, you may want to check it soon

It could have software called Superfish, and it contains some major security flaws (but you can remove it).

# hackers - Sunday 18 January, 2015

Weird Wide Web: Terrorist hackers, missing children on Facebook and the anti-Tinder

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

# hackers - Monday 5 January, 2015

Apple has patched up an iCloud flaw that allowed access to any account

The flaw allowed anyone to bypass Apple’s security system and repeatedly guess a user’s iCloud password without getting locked out.

# hackers - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Is Islamic State turning its hand to cyber warfare?

“The targets might not stop with the borders of Syria.”

# hackers - Sunday 7 December, 2014

'We didn't do it': North Korea denies hacking Sony, but praises it as a 'righteous deed'

The hack on Sony Pictures Entertainment is one of the most debilitating ever targeted at US corporate servers.

# hackers - Saturday 6 December, 2014

If North Korea did hack Sony, it's a watershed moment in cyber-warfare

It is reportedly the first to use “a highly destructive class of malicious software that is designed to make computer networks unable to operate” into a company’s computer system in the United States.

# hackers - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Irish CCTV cameras being streamed on Russian site

There are currently 53 Irish cameras on the website.

# hackers - Friday 3 October, 2014

Hackers have figured out a major security flaw in USB sticks

Even completely deleting the contents of a USB stick wouldn’t get rid of the dangerous code.

# hackers - Monday 11 August, 2014

Irish internet users could be vulnerable after 1.2 billion password theft

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

# hackers - Monday 16 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge Domino's has four hours to pay ransom for customers' passwords and favourite toppings Doh-balls

Domino's has four hours to pay ransom for customers' passwords and favourite toppings

I’ll have pepperoni, mushrooms, and a side of hackers please.

# hackers - Saturday 31 May, 2014

Man hacks his insulin pump to prove it can kill people, gets a job because of it

Jay Radcliffe showed that the pump he uses can be hacked to make diabetics overdose.

# hackers - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Guy pranks his friends by hacking into their webcams Spy Cam

Guy pranks his friends by hacking into their webcams

Always feel like, somebody’s watching meeee.

# hackers - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge 7 excellent reasons why you shouldn't be using Internet Explorer Life Hack

# hackers - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

Researchers show how thieves robbed ATMs with USB sticks

Thieves cut holes to expose an ATM’s USB ports, allowing them to install malware and access its funds later.

# hackers - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

Adobe security breach much worse than originally feared

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

# hackers - Saturday 28 September, 2013

# hackers - Monday 23 September, 2013

This computer club claims it has hacked the new iPhone's fingerprint sensor

Just days after the new iPhone 5S was released it may already have a problem…

# hackers - Saturday 13 July, 2013

Meet the hackers' group tackling the Ha'penny Bridge's 'love' problem...

Ever walked across the Ha’penny Bridge and wondered where all those graffitied locks keep coming from – or who keeps taking them down?

# hackers - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Four LulzSec hackers sentenced to jail for "cowardly and vindictive" attacks

“You cared nothing for the privacy of others but did everything you could through your computer activities to hide your own identities while seeking publicity,” a judge told the four men.

# hackers - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

Watch the entire internet at work in the world

A hacker broke into 420,000 computers to create this stunning GIF.

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