Cybercrime is costing the Irish economy more than €600 million a year, a new study has claimed. However, the estimated figure of €63(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes, who commenced an investigation into Loyaltybuild’s operation after the data breach last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The company at the centre of the biggest data breach ever dealt with in Ireland has recommenced trading and said it had invested €500,000 in ne(...)

Companies will face fines of up to €100 million or 5 per cent of their annual global turnover for failing to protect personal data under a proposed new EU regulation currently being debated.

About 1.5 million European citizens had their personal information exposed and put at risk in a data breach at the Ennis-based company Loyaltybuild. T(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore:  told a conference on cyber security organised by the Institute of International and European Affairs in Dublin yesterday  that  a number of other countries had already had to respond to similar threats and security incidents

The Loyaltybuild data breach was a timely reminder of the potential costs of cyber crime to the individual, to businesses and to Government bodies in (...)

Loyaltybuild said last night that it had ceased taking bookings on its website and over the phone, effectively shutting down its operation.

Customers of a further eight companies including Clerys, Centra, Postbank and Pigsback have had their personal information stolen in the data breach a(...)

Clerys clock on Dublin’s O’Connell Street. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Customers of a further eight companies including Clery’s, Centra, Postbank and PigsBack have had their personal information stolen in the data breach (...)