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Wednesday 29 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Hacking

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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.
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?
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.
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.
Twitter warns users about possible 'government' hacking
The company emailed a number of users alerting them to hacking attempts from ‘state-sponsored actors’.
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.
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…”
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.
The company behind Tinder says its dating services are 'frequently under attack'
Because no site is ever truly safe.
There's a new kind of Facebook notification you'll never want to see
It means your profile is believed to have been targeted by a government-sponsored hacker.
Confirmed: Rebekah Brooks is back in charge of The Sunday Times and The Sun
She left the organisation in 2011 and received a €22 million payoff.
Almost all of the women on Ashley Madison are fake, according to new data
Gizmodo writer Annalee Newlitz says the company faked female profiles to lure men in.
Oireachtas, Garda and Defence Forces emails appear on Ashley Madison database
A search of the hacked databases found 17 email addresses linked to government departments and state agencies.
Two radio hosts have outed a husband's Ashley Madison account live on air
The FBI have launched an investigation into the infidelity site hack.
How a group of hackers and traders made $100 million - using press releases
The story of “one of the most intricate and sophisticated trading rings” in history.
Millions of customers could be affected by Carphone Warehouse cyber attack
No Irish customers have been affected.
A lone hacker is earning up to €91,000 per month just by sending emails
And he may not even have great computer skills.
Fancy being a millionaire hacker? It's easier than you might think
Learn some code, pick up some Russian… and be ok with living a criminal life. Easy as 1,2,3…
Irish people aren't too worried about affair website getting hacked
“Life is short. Have an affair.”
Dublin gym websites targeted by Islamist hacking group
The leisure centres are working to remove the messages and gruesome content.
Leaked emails show Irish Defence Forces held talks with controversial hacking company
Hacking Team sells viruses to repressive governments, but the Defence Forces say they never bought anything.
Paul Gascoigne has won €264,000 in damages for having his phone hacked
The troubled former footballer, along with numerous other celebrities, has received a settlement from Mirror Group Newspapers.
The Government is thinking up new ways to stop you from being hacked
Experts say the public needs protection against ‘petty’ cybercrimes.
Ex-policeman who leaked Milly Dowler information to The Sun has been jailed
Simon Quinn, 43, will serve 18 months in prison.
Second blogger 'brutally hacked to death' in Bangladesh
He had criticised fundamentalist Islamic views.
This is how you make sure everything you have online stays safe
Or at the very least, make it very difficult to be compromised.
Explainer: What exactly is hacking anyway?
Clue: it’s not what’s happening in the picture.
BBC's website went down and an old childhood nemesis freaked everyone out
That old test card made a terrifying reappearance.
Rebekah Brooks 'to head up Storyful in News Corp return'
The former editor of the Sun and the News of the World was acquitted on hacking charges last year.
Taylor Swift responds to Lizard Squad's hacking attempt in perfect fashion
The hacking group took over her Twitter and Instagram accounts earlier today.
Hackers claiming to support Islamic State have done this to Malaysia Airlines
It is the latest attack linked to a group calling itself the Lizard Squad.
Teenager arrested for Xbox and Playstation Christmas attacks
The 18-year-old was detained as part of a joint effort between police in Britain and the United States.
North Korea is really unhappy with the US over those new sanctions
North Korea said the US is focused on ‘inveterate repugnancy and hostility’. Ouch.
Hacking, war and talks with South Korea... Kim Jong Un gave a New Year's Day speech
A summit between the two countries has not been held since 2007.
Sony's Playstation network is up again as the company admits it WAS attacked by hackers
No direct link is being made to the cyber attack over ‘The Interview’.
Did Kim Dotcom save Xbox and Playstation users from a game-free Christmas?
A hacking group claimed responsibility for another attack on both the systems.
Sony is now going to release The Interview to "the largest possible audience"
Only 200-300 cinemas are, however, expected to show the film.
US to review North Korea terror status after Sony hack
President Barack Obama said the hacking incident was not an act of war.
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.