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# Hackers

This year
Russian hacker group BLACKCAT demanded 'significant money' from MTU
The High Court was told the group threatened to publish confidential information about the students and staff of MTU.
Last year
Urgent security warning issued as hackers shift ransomware attacks to small businesses
There has been a steady increase in ransomware attacks by cyber thieves in recent months.
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.
Red Cross appeals to hackers after major cyberattack
It was not immediately clear who was behind the breach.
All time
US recovers over half of ransom paid to pipeline hackers
The cyberattack caused short-term fuel shortages and drew attention to the broader threat that of the burgeoning ransomware industry.
Cyber attack will likely cost HSE over €100 million, Paul Reid says
Eight people have died from Covid-19 in the last 12 days, the HSE also confirmed.
US charges three North Korean computer programmers over global hacks
Federal prosecutors said the hacks include an attack targeting an American movie studio and an extortion scheme.
Hacker tries to poison the water supply in a Florida city
Authorities in Oldsmar quickly realised what was happening and thwarted the attempt.
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.
'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”.
Teenagers' personal details illegally accessed by hackers at Carlow school
A full garda investigation is now underway.
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.
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.
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 demand millions in ransom for stolen HBO data
They’ve threatened to upload entire series and sensitive proprietary files.
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.
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.
Measures to trap suspected paedophiles among far-reaching powers in new Dutch cybercrime bill
Police had previously used fake teens to trap potential paedophiles.
'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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.’
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.
Millions of customers could be affected by Carphone Warehouse cyber attack
No Irish customers have been affected.
Millions of Apple and Google customers are vulnerable to a decades-old hack
Hackers may be harvesting your sensitive personal information.
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).
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.
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.
Is Islamic State turning its hand to cyber warfare?
“The targets might not stop with the borders of Syria.”
'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.
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.
Irish CCTV cameras being streamed on Russian site
There are currently 53 Irish cameras on the website.
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.
Irish internet users could be vulnerable after 1.2 billion password theft
An attack by Russian hackers has seen 1.2 billion passwords stolen.
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.
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.
Guy pranks his friends by hacking into their webcams
Always feel like, somebody’s watching meeee.