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# Hacking

Last year
# Controversy
Hacking gang targeted Qatar World Cup critics
A dozen lawyers, journalists and famous people were victims of the scheme.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you take precautions against cyber attacks?
Hacking attempts are on the rise globally.
All time
# Rollercoaster
Ronan Keating agrees phone-hacking settlement at London High Court
The singer and TV presenter claimed his voicemail messages had been intercepted by News of the World publisher News Group Newspapers.
# High Court
HSE secures orders to get details of those who downloaded cyber attack information
The orders were secured against Chronicle Security Ireland Ltd and its US-based parent Chronicle LLC.
# Your Say
Poll: How often do you change your online passwords?
The ongoing fallout of the cyber attack on the HSE has placed a renewed focus on the security of people’s data online.
# Scam
Eight Britons arrested for hacking phones of US celebrities and sport stars
The suspects used a SIM-swapping scam to take control of the wealthy targets’ mobile phones and steal cash, bitcoin and personal data.
# Microsoft
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.
# hack
Twitter chief Jack Dorsey has account hacked
The hack happened earlier this evening.
# Hacking
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.
# Hackers
'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”.
# Cyber Security
New hacking attempt on US Democratic Party
The incident occurred just three months before elections take place in the US.
# one one oh no
‘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.
# Cyber Security
Most people at risk of fraud or hacking through messaging apps, researchers say
Only 14% of people studied were securing their messaging apps properly.
# Game of Thrones
Hackers demand millions in ransom for stolen HBO data
They’ve threatened to upload entire series and sensitive proprietary files.
# email hack
'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.
# Ransomware
No reports of computer virus attacks in Ireland following global hacking
The situation is being monitored currently by the NCSC.
# Hacking
IAAF hacked by 'Fancy Bears' leaving athletes' TUE applications compromised
Therapeutic Use Exemptions are official waivers allowing athletes to use otherwise banned substances.
'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.”
# Who's watching you
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.
# Phishing
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.
# message to rudy
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.
# Classified
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.
# amateur hour
"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.
# From Russia With Love
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.
# Clapper
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.
# Allies
Donald Trump tweets backing of Julian Assange and mocks US intelligence agencies
The US President-elect continues to defy conventions.
# President-elect
Trump: 'No computer is safe - if you have something important, write it out'
Trump rarely uses email or computers despite his frequent tweeting.
# royal crime
Hackers tried to steal €4 million from Meath County Council
The attempt involved the theft of the identity of chief executive Jackie Maguire
# upping the stakes
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.
# cyberattacks
MP says Russian hackers probably influenced Brexit vote
A spokesperson for Prime Minister Theresa May said there is no evidence of this.
# electoral college
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.
# The Kremlin
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.
# Wikileaks
"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.
# Yahoo Ya Boya
"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.
# state actors
Data Protection Commissioner seeking answers after massive Yahoo privacy breach
Yahoo said names, email addresses, birth dates, and scrambled passwords were stolen.
# Passwords
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’
# interception
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
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 group
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.