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#cyber crime

# cyber-crime - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Hacker was paid ransom after NUI Galway alumni data targeted in worldwide cyber attack

The university said “names, telephone numbers and email addresses” in its alumni database may have been targeted in the hack.

# cyber-crime - Monday 27 April, 2020

People warned not to fall for sextortion scam as criminals 'view pandemic as opportunity'

There has been an increase in the number of online scams reported during the Covid-19 pandemic.

# cyber-crime - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

Gardaí concerned about children who 'live online but don't realise the dangers'

The head of the garda cyber crime bureau says under-reporting is a “huge problem” particularly in cases where the victim has been personally compromised.

# cyber-crime - Friday 27 December, 2019

Cyber attack plan aims to protect State hospitals, energy networks and security systems

The new strategy sets out how to ensure the State’s infrastructure and computer networks are “resilient, safe and secure”.

# cyber-crime - Friday 12 April, 2019

19 year-old man charged with making threats on social media in Northern Ireland

The man was charged by the PSNI this morning.

# cyber-crime - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

'There's only one police force in Ireland': Top garda slams online vigilante groups

Earlier this year two separate men were confronted after being wrongly identified as a convicted paedophile.

# cyber-crime - Monday 11 September, 2017

'Did you know your electronic health records can sell for as much as €40 on the dark web?'

Some of your personal details may already be available for sale on the dark web awaiting a purchaser. The only certainty is that the next attack is coming – the only question is when, writes Ronan Murphy.

# cyber-crime - Thursday 27 April, 2017

Investigation launched into cyber attack on Trinity fund

It’s hoped that the funds will be at least partly recovered.

# cyber-crime - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Wikileaks releases CIA hacks of Apple devices (that users can't undo)

Security experts say the exploits are plausible, but suggest they pose little threat to typical users as they require physical access to devices.

# cyber-crime - Thursday 12 January, 2017

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.

# cyber-crime - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

Live streaming of child sexual abuse on the rise

Cyber crime investigators have also noticed a rise in so-called “revenge porn”.

# cyber-crime - Monday 11 July, 2016

Russian gang jailed for using 'mule accounts' to launder £4.5 million in cyber crime cash

Accounts operated by the group were used to launder almost £1 million.

# cyber-crime - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

15-year-old arrested in relation to Talk Talk data theft released on bail

The company received a ransom demand from an unknown source on Friday.

# cyber-crime - Friday 24 July, 2015

Couple who made over €1.8 million by trading with stolen bank details jailed

Benson was a member of an online criminal forum which helped people trading in stolen debit or credit card data.

# cyber-crime - Sunday 19 April, 2015

The Government is thinking up new ways to stop you from being hacked

Experts say the public needs protection against ‘petty’ cybercrimes.

# cyber-crime - Friday 10 April, 2015

From The Daily Edge Boy arrested after changing his teacher's desktop background to two men kissing Cyber Crime

# cyber-crime - Friday 16 January, 2015

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.

# cyber-crime - Thursday 27 November, 2014

New law means electronic tagging for some sex offenders

There has been a wide welcome for new offences against child grooming and buying sex.

# cyber-crime - Thursday 20 November, 2014

'Revenge porn' may not be punishable through Irish law

The Law Reform Commission says there are gaps in the harassment laws that need to be addressed.

# cyber-crime - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

New legislation needed to stop online "trolls"

The report published today looks at the need for regulation specific to online harassment.

# cyber-crime - Monday 1 September, 2014

# cyber-crime - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Gardaí to review capacity to deal with child porn investigations

Minister Frances Fitzgerald said the will be insistent that there are strategies to overcome obstacles in detecting and prosecuting internet crime.

# cyber-crime - Monday 12 May, 2014

How many small businesses have been victims of crime?

Small Firms Association says the cost and rate of crime against business is on the rise.

# cyber-crime - 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.

# cyber-crime - Saturday 16 November, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everybody’s talking about the aid crisis in the Philippines, Labour senator injured and the ASTI’s refusal to accept the Haddington Road deal.

# cyber-crime - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Column: Webcam child sex tourism – a sordid off-shoot of the social media revolution

Law enforcement has not caught up with advances in technology that are giving sexual predators access to vulnerable children, writes Hans Guyt.

# cyber-crime - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Irish girl (17) 'forced into stripping on Skype' by US computer hacker

The girl was allegedly forced into stripping by California’s Jared James Abrahams who has been charged with hacking into the webcams of several women.

# cyber-crime - Friday 13 September, 2013

12 arrested over 'audacious attempt' to steal from Santander bank

The men tried to take control of a bank’s computer, according to London police.

# cyber-crime - Saturday 17 August, 2013

As many as 300 people have lost money due to phishing email scams this year

Gardaí have issued a fresh warning about phishing emails.

# cyber-crime - 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.

# cyber-crime - Sunday 14 July, 2013

Irish prisons could - possibly - be getting wi-fi

Alan Shatter says there’s no way that prisoners will be given open access to the internet – but they may be able to use it for educational resources.

# cyber-crime - 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.

# cyber-crime - Saturday 26 May, 2012

Identity theft no longer top reported cyber crime in US

If you think you’re being emailed by the FBI… you’re probably not.

# cyber-crime - Saturday 28 April, 2012

US House passes cyber-security bill to allow access to private data

Us President Barack Obama has threatened to veto the bill if it lands on his desk.