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# hacking - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

British newspaper group admits liability in four cases of phone hacking

In a statement, the company said it has apologised to the people involved and as agreed to pay compensation.

# hacking - Monday 22 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge 'Rihanna and Kim Kardashian' among victims of second massive nude photo hack Privacy

'Rihanna and Kim Kardashian' among victims of second massive nude photo hack

A second wave of nude photos, apparently of female celebrities, have been posted online.

# hacking - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Column: Free Wi-Fi networks carry risks – but you can avoid them

Make sure you’re not freely handing away your personal data…

From The Daily Edge CNN is very confused about this hacking business, thinks 4Chan is a person Who Is 4chan

CNN is very confused about this hacking business, thinks 4Chan is a person

“Who is this 4Chan person?”

# hacking - Thursday 31 July, 2014

Had a Paddy Power account in 2010? You need to read this

The company has alerted An Garda Síochána and the Data Protection Commissioner’s office about the incident.

# hacking - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Julian Assange loses bid to scrap arrest warrant, is told to be 'man enough' to face sex charges

Assange has been holed up in Ecuador’s embassy in London for more than two years

# hacking - Friday 4 July, 2014

David Cameron's former aide sentenced to 18 months in prison

Coulson had been found guilty of phone hacking.

# hacking - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Phone hacking jury dismissed after failing to reach a verdict on extra charges

Assistant Commissioner Cressida Dick, who oversaw the investigation, said it was not “an attack on press freedom”.

# hacking - Thursday 12 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge Explainer: How Tweetdeck made a balls of things in 12 easy steps Fail

Explainer: How Tweetdeck made a balls of things in 12 easy steps

It wasn’t hacked. And you don’t need to change your password.

# hacking - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Hacker-turned-informer spared more prison time

Hector Xavier Monsegur, known as Sabu, taught the US government about the inner workings of hacking collectives like Anonymous.

# hacking - Monday 19 May, 2014

Police and FBI arrest 100 hackers over BlackShades malware case

Those who bought BlackShades could use it to secretly take control of a user’s webcam or computer, and hold them to ransom.

Cyberwars: The United States has charged five Chinese military hackers

The FBI’s Bob Anderson Jr., described the charges as ‘the new normal’.

# hacking - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

News of the World hacked Kate Middleton's phone 155 times, trial is told

Former royal editor Clive Goodman illegally listened to the messages of Kate and Princes William and Harry, the court was told.

# hacking - Thursday 1 May, 2014 email user? Change your password after an attempted hacking of the service

As soon as the company realised there had been an intrusion, it restricted access to eliminate a threat.

# hacking - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

The rate of cybercrime is on the rise, with some firms losing nearly €4 million because of it

The study from PWC found that cybercrime in Ireland has risen from 24 per cent to 45 per cent since 2011.

# hacking - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Looking for a place to store your bitcoins safely? Two Irish companies are offering just that

Both BitVendo and Merrion Vaults are allowing bitcoin owners to store the crypto-currency through cold storage, a service which stores them offline and protects them from security breaches.

# hacking - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Princess Diana leaked a royal phone book to the News of the World

The claim was made by the paper’s former royal editor.

# hacking - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Bitcoin bank forced to shut down after all of its coins were stolen

A lack of resources has forced Flexcoin to shut down after 896 bitcoin, worth €446,000, were stolen by hackers on Sunday.

# hacking - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Spy agency captures millions of Yahoo users' webcam images

In one six-month period in 2008, the British spy agency collected webcam imagery from more than 1.8 million Yahoo user accounts around the world.

Researchers create simulation virus that spreads via WiFi

The virus, named Chameleon, searches for weaknesses within WiFi networks and infects them before automatically seeking other vulnerable access points.

# hacking - Monday 24 February, 2014

Is the US spying on hundreds of leading Germans? 'No comment, but...'

… US spy agencies would continue to “gather information about the intentions of governments”.

# hacking - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Brooks cleared on charge of paying for photo of Prince William in a bikini

The photo was taken at a 007-themed party that the prince was attending with Kate Middleton in 2006.

# hacking - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

“I don’t know what ‘anomalies’ are” — Howlin on GSOC findings

Ministers are being briefed by Alan Shatter this morning, following his meeting yesterday with the Garda Ombudsman Commission.

# hacking - Monday 10 February, 2014

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Shatter calls in Garda Ombudsman as "full report" sought on phone bugging

The meeting follows reports that a surveillance operation was used to hack into the police watchdog’s emails, wi-fi and phone systems.

# hacking - Sunday 9 February, 2014

Shatter urged to comment on report of bugging at Garda Ombudsman office

A report today claimed emails, wi-fi and phone systems were hacked and a phone in a conference room at the building was bugged.

# hacking - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

I hacked Daniel Craig's phone, says journalist

A former News of the World journalist said he used phone hacking to find out about an affair between Daniel Craig and Sienna Miller.

# hacking - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

# hacking - Monday 20 January, 2014

'123456' tops list of worst passwords of 2013

Other gems included “abc123,” “qwerty,” “iloveyou,” and “password.”

# hacking - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

NSA using radio waves to access 100,000 offline computers

The technology has been used to monitor the Chinese Army, Mexican police and drug cartels, and trade institutions inside the European Union.

# hacking - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Users of public wi-fi may have had personal details stolen

If you use public wi-fi systems, you should read this.

# hacking - Friday 1 November, 2013

Former NOTW editor Andy Coulsen told journalist 'do his phone', court hears

Coulson, who later became Prime Minister David Cameron’s media chief, denies conspiring to illegally access celebrities’ voicemail messages in a scandal that forced tycoon Rupert Murdoch to shut the paper in 2011.

# hacking - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Court hears Brooks and Coulson had six-year affair

Brooks’ affair with Coulson was revealed in a love letter dated February 2004 that was found on her computer, the court heard today.

# hacking - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

UK newspapers go to court to block press regulation system

The publishers are seeking an injunction over a new charter drawn up by Britain’s three main political parties after their proposals for a self-regulation were rejected.

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.

# hacking - Monday 28 October, 2013

Former News Of The World editors go on trial for phone hacking

With phone hacking trials beginning in England today, we look at who is on trial, and why.

# hacking - Friday 9 August, 2013

Companies lose 2.7 per cent of their yearly turnover due to cyber crime

Nearly one in five surveyed companies were victims of hacking in the last year, with the average incident costing up to €30,000 to clean up.

# hacking - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# hacking - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Rupert Murdoch has changed News International's name... to News UK

The name-change is part of a broader restructuring and splitting of Murdoch’s newspaper and entertainment operations.

# hacking - Thursday 6 June, 2013

Ex-prison officer arrested in London media conduct probe

The 39-year-old is being questioned in relation to suspected misconduct in office and corruption.