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# Malware

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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.
Risk patients' medical data affected by HSE ransomware attack 'will be abused', government warns
Since Friday, the health and security arms of Government have been scrambling to take control of the situation.
Graham Norton has been named the most dangerous celebrity to search for online in the UK
Cybersecurity firm McAfee said that cybercriminals were targeting people who search popular celebrities online.
Criminals are using CEOs' social media posts to trick employees into handing over money
Gardaí today warned of a significant increase this year in cases of invoice redirect fraud and what is know as ‘CEO fraud’.
Irish users urged to download latest version of WhatsApp after phones infected with spyware through missed calls
The DPC said that it had been informed by WhatsApp about a “serious vulnerability” on its platform.
Cyber attack delays printing and delivery of major US newspapers
The attack appears to have originated outside the US.
Midlands Regional Hospital in Tullamore hit by Windows ransomware attack
The hospital suffered a Windows Ransomware attack on Wednesday.
America says North Korea carried out WannaCry malware attack
“The attack was widespread and cost billions, and North Korea is directly responsible.”
There have been lots of cyber attacks on State websites that the public aren't even aware of
There have been calls for the Garda cyber crime unit to be beefed up.
Tusla warns that child protection reports may not have been received over weekend
The Department of Communications described the global cyber attack as “unprecedented”.
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.
No reports of computer virus attacks in Ireland following global hacking
The situation is being monitored currently by the NCSC.
Gardaí restore their computer systems after virus threat
“An Garda Síochána can re-confirm that no data was compromised, and that Pulse and the Garda website were not affected.”
Gardaí found a virus in their IT systems this week
However, it is believed that data, the Pulse system nor the Garda Síochána website were not affected.
This security tool could help stop the problem of ransomware in its tracks
Scientists at the University of Florida developed software that can stop ransomware before it does any serious damage.
This Mac malware will let hackers take over your computer
The malware is disguised as an application called EasyDoc Converter and gives an attacker complete access.
This malware infected more than 10 million Android devices
HummingBad was used to download fraudulent apps and tap on ads to generate revenue.
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.
Those shortened URLs you shared aren't as safe as you think
If you shared ones linked to private files, then you could have a problem.
Now you will have to be cautious about misspelling websites names
As it could lead you to malware sites.
Bad news for Apple users as first ever ransomware targeting Macs appears
The vast majority of users are safe but it’s not good news for the platform.
There's a text message that can end up wiping your Android device clean
The malware is sent via SMS and gives attackers admin rights to your phone, accessing all your information.
Take a trip and see how creative computer viruses were back in the day
When malware was just designed not to take your data, but simply crash your computer.
If you receive an email like this from WhatsApp, do not open it
The emails aim to trick people into downloading malware onto their computers.
Apple bans hundreds of iPhone apps that secretly spied on users
The ad software used by these apps was able to gather personal information without anyone, even the app developers themselves, knowing.
If you use WhatsApp on your computer, you should update it as soon as you get the chance
A security bug in the service could put more than 200 million users at risk.
There's a major downside to jailbreaking your iPhone (if you're thinking about it)
It leaves your device vulnerable to malware as more than 225,000 users found out recently.
Irish internet users could be vulnerable after 1.2 billion password theft
An attack by Russian hackers has seen 1.2 billion passwords stolen.
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.
Hackers steal more than 16 million email account details in Germany
The BSI uncovered the security breach after it ran an analysis of botnets, which can be used to carry out attacks.
UK Cyber-crime unit issues urgent "ransomware" warning
The virus locks a users computer until a ransom of nearly €650 has been paid.
Has your computer slowed down over time? Here's why, and how to fix it
All computers will slow down over time, due to more programs being installed or the system simply becoming clogged up. However, there are ways to make it and nice speedy again.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
Facebook network hit by 'sophisticated' cyber attack
The social networking giant said it found no evidence any user data was compromised.
Irish businesses warned of 'significantly increased' IT security risks in 2013
Major security breaches at large international businesses such as Sony, LinkedIn, Global Payments and RSA are a warning to Irish businesses, says a leading security specialist.
Malware could knock thousands offline on Monday - check your computer here
Millions of computers around the world were infected with DNSCHanger malware last year, and the FBI has been giving them a safety net… until now.
24 arrested worldwide after FBI undercover investigation into 'carding'
Investigation into theft of credit card and bank account info led to arrests and searches in a dozen countries yesterday.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
Would you trust this man to tell you a website is secure?
Phil Hogan told the public not to worry about security on the household charge website – but his own site is so dangerous that most browsers won’t even open it.