Cybercrime

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Ultán Anderson, litigation solicitor at Leman Solicitors, explains how "cyber insurance" can help protect businesses from ransomware attacks. Unless you have been living under a rock for the past two weeks, you will have heard of the cyber attack on the HSE. A Russian gang known as ‘Wiz

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The High Court has granted an injunction restraining any sharing, processing, selling or publishing of any data stolen from the HSE's computer systems in last week's cyber attack. A criminal gang based in Russia is believed by authorities to be responsible for last week's attack, the most serious cy

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A man has been charged with an offence under the Criminal Justice (Offences Relating to Information Systems) Act 2017 for the first time. David Young, 28, allegedly hacked into a computer parking system and is facing numerous charges, including intentionally accessing an information system without l

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A new report published by the Department of Justice examines cybercrime threats to Ireland and the most effective means of responding to them. The Department has published the findings from its international literature review on cybercrime to coincide with European Cyber Security Month.

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The Oireachtas committee on justice and equality has issued a call for written submissions on the issues of online harassment, harmful communications and related offences. The committee is examining the nature and extent of the problems of cyber bullying, harassment, stalking, revenge porn and other

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The number of cybercrime prosecutions in the UK represents less than one per cent of reported incidents, despite their increase in the past year. The latest data show there were 17,900 reported cases of computer hacking in 2018, up 74 per cent from 13,200 in 2017. The most commonly reported types we

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A Dublin law firm transferred around €97,000 to cyber-criminals after falling victim to a bank transfer scam, the Law Society of Ireland has revealed. The loss, incurred after fraudsters intercepted emails about a mortgage redemption and changed the bank account details, will be covered by the

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