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# cybercrime - Thursday 14 May, 2020

From The42 Ex-Argentina attacker Lavezzi makes sex tape blackmail complaint Cybercrime

Ex-Argentina attacker Lavezzi makes sex tape blackmail complaint

The former Napoli star says he received messages demanding $5,000 for each image.

# cybercrime - Tuesday 31 December, 2019

Gardaí cut backlog of child sex abuse case analysis in half, but long delays remain

At one stage, it could take five years before gardaí would get to a case because of the volume of material for analysis.

# cybercrime - Sunday 9 September, 2018

Goodbye cat burglar, hello drone burglar: Here's what crime will look like in future

From data theft to using remote-controlled flying machines.

# cybercrime - Monday 4 December, 2017

Businesses warned to vigilant as over €700,000 lost in the past month from invoice fraud

Gardaí said today that there had been numerous attempts by scammers to carry out invoice redirect fraud on businesses.

# cybercrime - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

Just 29 gardaí tasked with tackling cybercrime despite surge in internet attacks

New survey found 44% of Irish organisations suffered an attack last year compared to just 25% in 2012.

# cybercrime - 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”.

# cybercrime - Friday 23 September, 2016

"Change your password now" - What to do if you have a Yahoo account

Experts say beefing up your security is the only way to protect yourself from a potential attack.

# cybercrime - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

This Irish college is tackling a major problem with cybercrime

A talent gap exists in the area and IT Carlow claims to have the first Irish course dedicated to tackling it.

# cybercrime - Sunday 16 August, 2015

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.

# cybercrime - Sunday 19 July, 2015

Scientists are on the cusp of these 11 discoveries that will transform the world

Many of the devices that power our everyday lives would have been unimaginable a century ago.

# cybercrime - 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.

# cybercrime - Friday 27 March, 2015

The Grafton Barber is now an 'Islamic State' target, apparently

Their website has been hacked by ‘supporters’.

# cybercrime - Monday 16 February, 2015

Irish banks 'targeted' in cyber-heist crime spree worth millions

Banks across the world were allegedly hacked over a two-year period.

# cybercrime - Monday 1 December, 2014

Hacker who demanded Bitcoin from banks jailed for blackmail and child pornography

Lewys Martin was sentenced to over four years in prison.

# cybercrime - Sunday 10 August, 2014

# cybercrime - 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.

# cybercrime - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

The FBI is having problems hiring hackers who don't smoke weed

The agency is considering loosening the policy which prevents it from hiring anyone who has smoked marijuana in the previous three years.

# cybercrime - Monday 19 May, 2014

Cyberwars: The United States has charged five Chinese military hackers

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

# cybercrime - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Thieves break into bank, hack into computers and steal over £1.25 million...but get caught

The gang members carried out a number sophisticated cyber attacks on banks in London

# cybercrime - 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.

# cybercrime - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

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.

# cybercrime - 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.

# cybercrime - Monday 31 December, 2012

Calls for Ireland to ratify international convention against cybercrime

The Immigrant Council of Ireland says ratification would ensure safe and responsible use of the internet in Ireland.

# cybercrime - Sunday 13 May, 2012

From The Daily Edge Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

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

# cybercrime - Thursday 5 April, 2012

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning…

# cybercrime - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

Teenager released without charge in investigation into LulzSec hacking

The 19-year-old had been arrested and held at a station in Dublin as part of a global investigation into computer hacking.

# cybercrime - Thursday 1 September, 2011

Teenagers arrested over Fine Gael site hacking

The party’s website was hacked in January, compromising the personal details of around 2,000 people.

# cybercrime - Tuesday 31 May, 2011

New cybercrime fighting centre opens in Dublin

A new project at UCD will develop systems to train cybercrime police officers around the world. Twenty new jobs are being created as a result.