Hacker attack: everything from your car to your home appliances are vulnerable. Illustration: Getty Images/iStockphoto

In 2013, former US vice president Dick Cheney’s doctors disabled his pacemaker’s wireless capabilities. This was to thwart any possible assassination (...)

Ransomware attacks rose by 165 per cent in the three months of the year, according to Intel’s McAfee Labs Threats Report for May.

The number of high-tech extortion schemes almost doubled in the early months of 2015, a global report has claimed, while attacks on Adobe Flash softwa(...)

A driverless car during a press event this month in Zurich, Switzerland. Photograph: EPA/Ennio Leanza

Many years ago – it must have been the late 1990s – I ran into a freelance Irish Times colleague in the office. He had just returned from Cannes, wher(...)

The Bank of England has produced a plan that will see intelligence about cybercrime discovered by British security agencies such as GCHQ in Cheltenham (above), being shared with institutions. Photograph: PA

Five masked men entered the Royal Bank of Scotland branch in Tollcross in Edinburgh last month, brandishing weapons as they threatened staff and deman(...)

McAfee  and frequently sends complex security problems to its Cork site for resolution, McAfee  Chief Information Officer Patty Hatter has said. Photo: Bloomberg

IT security firm McAfee highly values its Irish operation and frequently sends complex security problems to its Cork site for resolution, McAfee Chie(...)

Robot power: claims they will take jobs from humans have so far been wrong as consumer demands shift

Experts disagree about the future. That might seem unextraordinary, but it’s the conclusion of a new survey on robots from Pew, and it’s more signific(...)

IDA Ireland chief executive Barry O’Leary has welcomed the decision by AlienVault and Internal Results Ireland to create new jobs

A total of 60 new highly skilled positions are to be created by IDA Ireland-backed companies in Portlaoise and Cork city. Internet security res(...)

The world’s biggest economies bore the brunt of the losses, the research found, with the toll on the United States, China, Japan and Germany reaching $200 billion a year in total

Cybercrime costs the global economy about $445 billion (€326 billion) every year, with the damage to business from the theft of intellectual property (...)

Cork 0-18Antrim 1-12 Cork’s hurlers escaped Ballycastle with full points in yesterday’s clash, but hosts Antrim wi(...)

Internet criminals, security experts say, are attracted to bitcoin because of its stratospheric rise in value. Photograph: Jim Urquhart/Reuters

Criminals may already have made off with up to $500 million worth of bitcoins since the virtual currency launched in 2009 - and you can double (...)