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# hack

Last month
August 2023
London's Met police on alert after breach to the IT systems of one if its suppliers
Scotland Yard said it is working with the company to understand if any of its data has been breached.
This year
Aer Lingus falls victim to global cyber attack
The airline stressed that no bank details relating to current or former employees were compromised.
Warnings were issued over a log-in system used by Cork university in weeks before cyber attack
A report by
Niall O'Connor
MTU has not confirmed the cause of the attack.
Although no link between the hack and the warnings has been confirmed, alarms were raised globally on 31 January and 6 February - and in Ireland on 7 February.
MTU says it has not commented on the root cause of the attack.
Data stolen in Munster Technological University cyberattack appears on 'dark web'
MTU confirmed the breach in a statement this evening.
MTU says that it is continuing to investigate the incident.
The university has begun contacting people who may have been impacted by the breach.
All time
Services 'continuing as normal' at The Coombe following cyber attack, hospital says
The hospital says services are “continuing as normal” but it has locked down its IT systems as a precaution.
Trump's Twitter account was hacked in October, Dutch prosecutors claim despite denials from Washington
Both the White House and Twitter have strenuously denied reports that the account had been hacked.
Suspected teenage mastermind behind Twitter hack pleads not guilty in Florida court
A number of high-profile Twitter accounts were hacked including those of Kanye West, Bill Gates, and Barack Obama.
Twitter reveals further details about the large-scale hack of celebrity accounts
The company said hackers attempted to mislead certain employees.
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.
'Tough day for us': Twitter CEO responds to large-scale hack
High-profile figures were hit by the security breach.
Twitter chief Jack Dorsey has account hacked
The hack happened earlier this evening.
Hacker behind TalkTalk cyber attack sentenced to 4 years in youth detention centre
The attack cost the company €86.3 million after the personal details of 157,000 customers were stolen.
WhatsApp has identified a 'serious security vulnerability' - Here's what you need to know
The company has officially notified the Data Protection Commission about the breach.
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.
Amazon investigator says Saudi Arabia hacked Jeff Bezos’s phone
Gavin de Becker was looking into the leaking of Bezos’s personal information.
We tracked the progress of these Young Scientist projects - here's how they got on
More than 4,200 students entered the competition this year.
This project by Westmeath students aims to help parents know when a smart toy has been hacked
They were inspired to conduct research in the smart toys after the number of controversies surrounding them in recent years.
Bank card details of 380,000 British Airways customers hacked
The bank card details were taken from cards making bookings between 21 August and 5 September.
Together for Yes says its donations page was shut down by a cyber attack
The attack came from within Ireland and lasted for 30 minutes, the campaign group said.
YouTube's most viewed video Despacito disappears in apparent Vevo hack
A number of other artists have also been affected by the hack.
Number of websites infected by cryptocurrency hack, Ireland's National Cyber Security Centre says
It said that there are no indications at this stage that members of the public are at risk.
Explainer: Who is Reality Winner, and why has she been charged with leaking US secrets?
The 25-year-old Air Force veteran has been charged with leaking information related to alleged Russian hacks.
Hacker leaks stolen Orange is the New Black episodes after ransom demand
“Who is next on the list? FOX, IFC, NAT GEO, and ABC,” the hacker said on Twitter.
Investigation launched into cyber attack on Trinity fund
It’s hoped that the funds will be at least partly recovered.
Hacker avoids jail after sending readers of The Sun to page saying Rupert Murdoch had killed himself
Judge Martin Nolan said that as far as he knew, “Mr Murdoch is still happily living.”
Britney Spears claimed to be dead in suspected 'hack' of Sony Twitter account
A Bob Dylan account also tweeted that Spears was dead.
Affair website Ashley Madison fined just $1.6 million for massive data breach
The settlement comes after a hacker group released what was said to be personal data on millions of people.
Eir only became aware of potential security breach after reading about it online
The company will contact 130,000 customers after at least 2,000 modems were breached.
Three mobile victim of 'major hack' but Irish customers 'not affected'
The company says it’s a problem affecting UK systems.
Tesco Bank freezes 20,000 UK accounts after fraud attack
Tesco Ireland confirmed that none of the 27,000 Irish Tesco Bank customers were impacted by the attack.
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.
Bitcoin plunges as $65m of the currency disappears in a major hack
The volatile cryptocurrency lost more than 20% of its value after the breach.
Democrats hacked again as Snowden and Assange fall out over leaks
Edward Snowden has publicly criticised the strategy of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
The FBI think Russia is behind the hacking of Democrat emails
Clinton’s campaign say Russia wanted to help Trump’s campaign because of their bromance.
Even Mark Zuckerberg's online accounts aren't safe from hackers
The Facebook CEO found his accounts on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Pinterest compromised last night.
Remember MySpace? If you joined it before, you will want to revisit it quickly
Over 360 million records have been said to be leaked, which would make it one of the biggest leaks of passwords ever.
The Pentagon wants hackers to break into its website - for money
It will give cash to people who can find weaknesses on the site.
Lots of people didn't know about this trick for keeping fally-down tights up
It’s a lifesaver!
Limerick college's website 'hacked' by group claiming to be Islamic State
It has since been taken down.
Pastor took his own life days after being outed in Ashley Madison leak
Canadian police have said that at least two suicides were linked to the leak of 32 million customer profiles.