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#Malware

# malware - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Graham Norton has been named the most dangerous celebrity to search for online in the UK
# Scammers
From TheJournal.ie
# Scammers

Graham Norton has been named the most dangerous celebrity to search for online in the UK

Oct 6th 2020, 7:13 AM 62,269 Views 21 Comments

Cybersecurity firm McAfee said that cybercriminals were targeting people who search popular celebrities online.

# malware - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

Criminals are using CEOs' social media posts to trick employees into handing over money
# CEO Fraud
From TheJournal.ie
# CEO Fraud

Criminals are using CEOs' social media posts to trick employees into handing over money

May 15th 2019, 5:39 PM 14,424 Views 15 Comments

Gardaí today warned of a significant increase this year in cases of invoice redirect fraud and what is know as ‘CEO fraud’.

# malware - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

Irish users urged to download latest version of WhatsApp after phones infected with spyware through missed calls
# Spyware
From TheJournal.ie
# Spyware

Irish users urged to download latest version of WhatsApp after phones infected with spyware through missed calls

Updated May 14th 2019, 1:00 PM 48,067 Views 30 Comments

The DPC said that it had been informed by WhatsApp about a “serious vulnerability” on its platform.

# malware - Sunday 30 December, 2018

Cyber attack delays printing and delivery of major US newspapers
# Tribune Publishing
From TheJournal.ie
# Tribune Publishing

Cyber attack delays printing and delivery of major US newspapers

Dec 30th 2018, 10:59 AM 12,919 Views 13 Comments

The attack appears to have originated outside the US.

# malware - Thursday 15 November, 2018

Midlands Regional Hospital in Tullamore hit by Windows ransomware attack
# Malware
From TheJournal.ie
# Malware

Midlands Regional Hospital in Tullamore hit by Windows ransomware attack

Nov 15th 2018, 10:30 PM 28,895 Views 20 Comments

The hospital suffered a Windows Ransomware attack on Wednesday.

# malware - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

America says North Korea carried out WannaCry malware attack
# Malware
From TheJournal.ie
# Malware

America says North Korea carried out WannaCry malware attack

Dec 19th 2017, 7:13 AM 10,929 Views 34 Comments

“The attack was widespread and cost billions, and North Korea is directly responsible.”

# malware - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

There have been lots of cyber attacks on State websites that the public aren't even aware of
# Think Before You Click
From TheJournal.ie
# Think Before You Click

There have been lots of cyber attacks on State websites that the public aren't even aware of

May 16th 2017, 6:15 AM 9,973 Views 21 Comments

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
# Cyber Attack
From TheJournal.ie
# Cyber Attack

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

May 15th 2017, 4:05 PM 22,688 Views 44 Comments

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
# On High Alert
From TheJournal.ie
# On High Alert

Suspected case of ransomware detected in Wexford health centre

May 13th 2017, 6:00 PM 33,162 Views 51 Comments

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
# Ransomware
From TheJournal.ie
# Ransomware

No reports of computer virus attacks in Ireland following global hacking

May 13th 2017, 10:29 AM 13,586 Views 57 Comments

The situation is being monitored currently by the NCSC.

# malware - Monday 8 August, 2016

Gardaí restore their computer systems after virus threat
# Malware
From TheJournal.ie
# Malware

Gardaí restore their computer systems after virus threat

Aug 8th 2016, 5:39 PM 8,025 Views 8 Comments

“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
# Hack
From TheJournal.ie
# Hack

Gardaí found a virus in their IT systems this week

Aug 7th 2016, 1:20 PM 22,229 Views 48 Comments

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
# Early Detection
From TheJournal.ie
# Early Detection

This security tool could help stop the problem of ransomware in its tracks

Jul 12th 2016, 5:10 PM 11,079 Views 9 Comments

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
From TheJournal.ie
# Mac

This Mac malware will let hackers take over your computer

Jul 7th 2016, 2:29 PM 17,111 Views 9 Comments

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
# Tricks
From TheJournal.ie
# Tricks

This malware infected more than 10 million Android devices

Jul 6th 2016, 4:52 PM 28,440 Views 9 Comments

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
# Botnet
From TheJournal.ie
# Botnet

Now webcams are being used by hackers to attack websites

Jul 4th 2016, 10:45 AM 18,297 Views 15 Comments

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
# Safety First
From TheJournal.ie
# Safety First

Those shortened URLs you shared aren't as safe as you think

Apr 15th 2016, 4:49 PM 16,335 Views 7 Comments

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
# Typosquatting
From TheJournal.ie
# Typosquatting

Now you will have to be cautious about misspelling websites names

Mar 15th 2016, 4:47 PM 24,700 Views 18 Comments

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
# Held To Ransom
From TheJournal.ie
# Held To Ransom

Bad news for Apple users as first ever ransomware targeting Macs appears

Mar 7th 2016, 10:12 AM 22,794 Views 27 Comments

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
# Under Threat
From TheJournal.ie
# Under Threat

There's a text message that can end up wiping your Android device clean

Feb 16th 2016, 4:25 PM 36,216 Views 23 Comments

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
# A Simpler Time
From TheJournal.ie
# A Simpler Time

Take a trip and see how creative computer viruses were back in the day

Feb 8th 2016, 5:09 PM 13,173 Views 8 Comments

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
# Malware
From TheJournal.ie
# Malware

If you receive an email like this from WhatsApp, do not open it

Jan 11th 2016, 9:54 PM 33,795 Views 15 Comments

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
# Bad Apples
From TheJournal.ie
# Bad Apples

Apple bans hundreds of iPhone apps that secretly spied on users

Oct 20th 2015, 12:01 PM 16,754 Views 13 Comments

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
From TheJournal.ie
# Bug

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

Sep 9th 2015, 8:35 PM 42,840 Views 8 Comments

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)
# Vulnerable
From TheJournal.ie
# Vulnerable

There's a major downside to jailbreaking your iPhone (if you're thinking about it)

Sep 1st 2015, 9:16 AM 17,248 Views 21 Comments

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
# Hackers
From TheJournal.ie
# Hackers

Irish internet users could be vulnerable after 1.2 billion password theft

Aug 11th 2014, 4:21 PM 25,984 Views 26 Comments

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
# Hacking
From TheJournal.ie
# Hacking

Police and FBI arrest 100 hackers over BlackShades malware case

May 19th 2014, 4:31 PM 10,273 Views 15 Comments

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

Hackers steal more than 16 million email account details in Germany
# Malware
From TheJournal.ie
# Malware

Hackers steal more than 16 million email account details in Germany

Jan 22nd 2014, 10:08 AM 7,106 Views 2 Comments

The BSI uncovered the security breach after it ran an analysis of botnets, which can be used to carry out attacks.

# malware - Saturday 16 November, 2013

UK Cyber-crime unit issues urgent "ransomware" warning
# Hacked
From TheJournal.ie
# Hacked

UK Cyber-crime unit issues urgent "ransomware" warning

Nov 16th 2013, 4:06 PM 11,331 Views 22 Comments

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
# Clogged Up
From TheJournal.ie
# Clogged Up

Has your computer slowed down over time? Here's why, and how to fix it

Aug 17th 2013, 5:30 PM 44,799 Views 90 Comments

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
# Sitdown Sunday
From TheJournal.ie
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Feb 24th 2013, 10:40 AM 10,396 Views 0 Comments

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

# malware - Saturday 16 February, 2013

Facebook network hit by 'sophisticated' cyber attack
# Facebook
From TheJournal.ie
# Facebook

Facebook network hit by 'sophisticated' cyber attack

Feb 16th 2013, 11:10 AM 11,428 Views 14 Comments

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
# Security
From TheJournal.ie
# Security

Irish businesses warned of 'significantly increased' IT security risks in 2013

Jan 4th 2013, 11:53 AM 4,220 Views 8 Comments

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
# 9 At 9
From TheJournal.ie
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Jul 9th 2012, 8:49 AM 9,214 Views 5 Comments

Nine things you need to know this morning…

# malware - Thursday 5 July, 2012

Malware could knock thousands offline on Monday - check your computer here
# Malware
From TheJournal.ie
# Malware

Malware could knock thousands offline on Monday - check your computer here

Jul 5th 2012, 12:26 PM 12,971 Views 28 Comments

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'
# Cyber Crime
From TheJournal.ie
# Cyber Crime

24 arrested worldwide after FBI undercover investigation into 'carding'

Jun 27th 2012, 10:39 AM 4,164 Views 1 Comment

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

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

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Apr 22nd 2012, 11:00 AM 47 Views 2 Comments

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

# malware - Thursday 5 January, 2012

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

Would you trust this man to tell you a website is secure?

Jan 5th 2012, 7:43 PM 8,197 Views 70 Comments

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
# Ghost Click
From TheJournal.ie
# Ghost Click

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

Nov 10th 2011, 12:45 PM 1,102 Views 4 Comments

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