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# hacking - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Microsoft says Russian hackers are 'stepping up' cyberattacks targeting US presidential campaigns

Tech giant Microsoft said today it has detected and thwarted a number of hacking attempts in recent weeks.

# hacking - Friday 30 August, 2019

Twitter chief Jack Dorsey has account hacked

The hack happened earlier this evening.

# hacking - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Cork local investigated over hacking of council's parking app

It was originally thought that international data thieves were responsible – but gardaí made a breakthrough in recent days.

# hacking - 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”.

# hacking - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

New hacking attempt on US Democratic Party

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

# hacking - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

‘It’s like the Wild West’: An FBI-hunted hacker says future cyber attacks could target your toaster

Kevin Mitnick, who was once the FBI’s most wanted cyber fugitive, is performing a ‘live hack’ in Dublin tomorrow.

# hacking - Sunday 13 August, 2017

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

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

# hacking - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Hackers demand millions in ransom for stolen HBO data

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

# hacking - Saturday 24 June, 2017

'A warning to everyone': The UK Parliament has been hit by a cyber attack

The House of Commons confirmed that a number of “unauthorised attempts” to access MPs emails were made.

# hacking - Saturday 13 May, 2017

No reports of computer virus attacks in Ireland following global hacking

The situation is being monitored currently by the NCSC.

# hacking - Monday 3 April, 2017

From The42 IAAF hacked by 'Fancy Bears' leaving athletes' TUE applications compromised Hacking

IAAF hacked by 'Fancy Bears' leaving athletes' TUE applications compromised

Therapeutic Use Exemptions are official waivers allowing athletes to use otherwise banned substances.

# hacking - Friday 17 March, 2017

'Utterly ridiculous': British spy agency denies claims it was used to spy on Trump

The story was one of several offered by Spicer as evidence to support the president’s explosive claims that Obama had moved to “tap my phones.”

# hacking - Thursday 9 March, 2017

Assange accuses CIA of 'devastating incompetence' and warns he has a lot more info to leak

US officials told CNN that a federal criminal investigation was being opened into the leak.

# hacking - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

The man who hacked nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence gets 9 months in jail

Edward Majercyzk hacked more than 300 email and other online accounts.

# hacking - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Trump taps Rudy Giuliani to head American response to hacking

Trump called cyber intrusion “the fastest-growing crime in the United States” and a “major threat” to national security.

# hacking - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Ex-British MI6 spy behind 'dirty dossier' that Donald Trump has branded as 'fake news' Classified This post contains videos

Ex-British MI6 spy behind 'dirty dossier' that Donald Trump has branded as 'fake news'

Trump has hit out at intelligence agencies for allowing the report to leak.

# hacking - Monday 9 January, 2017

"We are growing rather tired of these accusations": Moscow hits back at hacking claims

The accusations from the US are baseless and amateurish, the Kremlin insists.

# hacking - Friday 6 January, 2017

US intelligence says Putin ordered hacking campaign to help Trump win

A new report says the Russian president acted on grudges against the US after being embarrassed by the Panama Papers and the Olympic doping scandal.

# hacking - Thursday 5 January, 2017

John McCain says 'every American should be alarmed' by Russian interference in election

The US intelligence community has said Moscow interfered to help Republican Donald Trump win.

# hacking - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Donald Trump tweets backing of Julian Assange and mocks US intelligence agencies Allies This post contains videos

Donald Trump tweets backing of Julian Assange and mocks US intelligence agencies

The US President-elect continues to defy conventions.

# hacking - Sunday 1 January, 2017

Trump: 'No computer is safe - if you have something important, write it out'

Trump rarely uses email or computers despite his frequent tweeting.

# hacking - Saturday 17 December, 2016

Hackers tried to steal €4 million from Meath County Council

The attempt involved the theft of the identity of chief executive Jackie Maguire

# hacking - Friday 16 December, 2016

Obama says US will hit back at Russia 'at a time and place of our own choosing'

The outgoing US president’s remarks dramatically upped the stakes in a dispute between the world’s leading nuclear powers.

# hacking - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

MP says Russian hackers probably influenced Brexit vote

A spokesperson for Prime Minister Theresa May said there is no evidence of this.

# hacking - Monday 12 December, 2016

Clinton campaign presses for intelligence briefing on Russian hacking

Ten members of the Electoral College have called for a briefing before they officially vote in the next US President.

# hacking - Friday 9 December, 2016

Obama orders review of hacking during US election campaign

The White House said the review is not intended to question the legitimacy of Donald Trump’s victory.

# hacking - Saturday 29 October, 2016

"What he wants to do is interfere with the machinery of government" - Julian Assange's mission

The founder of Wikileaks detailed his approach a decade ago in an essay.

# hacking - Friday 23 September, 2016

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

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

Data Protection Commissioner seeking answers after massive Yahoo privacy breach

Yahoo said names, email addresses, birth dates, and scrambled passwords were stolen.

# hacking - Friday 6 May, 2016

Now you can see how long it'll take for hackers to crack your password

As long as you’re not using something as simple as ‘password’

# hacking - Thursday 25 February, 2016

This flaw lets attackers take over your PC through your wireless mouse

If it’s a non-Bluetooth mouse, you might want to check for updates when you get the chance.

# hacking - Saturday 23 January, 2016

From Business ETC DDoS attacks brought down lottery and government sites, but what are they? Hacking

DDoS attacks brought down lottery and government sites, but what are they?

It was the reason why a number of high-profile Irish sites were forced offline, but how much of a problem can they be?

# hacking - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

Anonymous attacks Thai police sites in protest at backpacker murder verdicts

Two Myanmar migrant workers were sentenced to death last month over the murders of two British tourists.

# hacking - Thursday 31 December, 2015

Microsoft will start telling users if they were the target of government snooping

The policy change follows news that Chinese authorities had hacked into more than a thousand Hotmail accounts back in 2011.

# hacking - Monday 14 December, 2015

Twitter warns users about possible 'government' hacking

The company emailed a number of users alerting them to hacking attempts from ‘state-sponsored actors’.

# hacking - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

The TalkTalk hack is going to cost it up to €49 million

It will also offer customers a free upgrade to encourage them to stay on the service.

# hacking - Friday 6 November, 2015

Judge accused of asking an FBI agent to spy on his family in exchange for free beer

“No no no. You’ve had to take time. And I’m glad to do something…”

# hacking - 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.’

Thousands take to the streets in Guy Fawkes masks in centre of London

So far the anti-capitalist group has set fire to a police car.

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