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# malware - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

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.

# malware - Monday 15 May, 2017

Tusla warns that child protection reports may not have been received over weekend

The Department of Communications described the global cyber attack as “unprecedented”.

# malware - Saturday 13 May, 2017

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.

# malware - Monday 8 August, 2016

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.”

# malware - Sunday 7 August, 2016

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.

# malware - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

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.

# malware - Thursday 7 July, 2016

This Mac malware will let hackers take over your computer Mac

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.

# malware - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

This malware infected more than 10 million Android devices

HummingBad was used to download fraudulent apps and tap on ads to generate revenue.

# malware - Monday 4 July, 2016

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.

# malware - Friday 15 April, 2016

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.

# malware - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

Now you will have to be cautious about misspelling websites names

As it could lead you to malware sites.

# malware - Monday 7 March, 2016

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.

# malware - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

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.

# malware - Monday 8 February, 2016

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.

# malware - Monday 11 January, 2016

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.

# malware - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

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.

# malware - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

If you use WhatsApp on your computer, you should update it as soon as you get the chance Bug

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.

# malware - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

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.

# malware - Monday 11 August, 2014

Irish internet users could be vulnerable after 1.2 billion password theft

An attack by Russian hackers has seen 1.2 billion passwords stolen.

# malware - 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.

# malware - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

# malware - Saturday 16 November, 2013

UK Cyber-crime unit issues urgent "ransomware" warning

The virus locks a users computer until a ransom of nearly €650 has been paid.

# malware - Saturday 17 August, 2013

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.

# malware - Sunday 24 February, 2013

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# malware - Saturday 16 February, 2013

Facebook network hit by 'sophisticated' cyber attack

The social networking giant said it found no evidence any user data was compromised.

# malware - Friday 4 January, 2013

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 - Monday 9 July, 2012

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you need to know this morning…

# malware - Thursday 5 July, 2012

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.

# malware - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

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.

# malware - Sunday 22 April, 2012

From The Daily Edge Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Attacks

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# malware - Thursday 5 January, 2012

From The Daily Edge Would you trust this man to tell you a website is secure? Oops

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.

# malware - Thursday 10 November, 2011

iTunes targeted by hackers in alleged €10million 'clickjacking' ring

Seven men have been charged over a malware scam that infected four million computers worldwide.