A hacker group has stolen as much as $1 billion from banks and other financial companies worldwide since 2013 in an “unprecedented cyber-robbery,” according to computer security firm Kaspersky Lab.

A hacker group has stolen as much as $1 billion from banks and other financial companies worldwide since 2013 in an “unprecedented cyber-robbery,” (...)

Terror in Europe

Almost two weeks after the massacre at the offices of Charlie Hebdo and the cold-blooded murder of four Jewish hostages at a Paris supermarket, Europe(...)

A Belgian soldier guards the entrance of the Jewish museum in central Brussels. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Police searched a number of properties in Brussels on Sunday as Belgium maintained a heightened level of security following Thursday’s terrorist ra(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald said legislation to strengthen existing laws on recruiting and training terrorists has gone through the Seanad.

Ireland is not soft on jihadist fighters Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has insisted, rejecting claims of a lack of appropriate counter-terro(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny meeting French president Francois Hollande at the Elysée palace on Sunday afternoon before the rally. Photograph: EPA

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said reports that Ireland was being used as a hub by jihadis were being monitored carefully.Speaking at the Élysée Palace, where (...)

Cherif Kouachi (right), one of the men suspected of the attack on French magazine Charlie Hebdo, spoke to a journalist who telephoned the warehouse where he and his brother were in a standoff with police. Photograph: Direction centrale de la Police judiciaire/Getty Images. 0:33

Cherif Kouachi, one of the men suspected of the attack on French magazine Charlie Hebdo, spoke to a journalist who telephoned the warehouse where he(...)

Gardaí have raided a total of 22 premises around the country as part of a two-day nationwide operation targeting organised prostitution

Gardaí have raided a total of 22 premises around the country as part of a two-day nationwide operation targeting organised prostitution. The searches (...)

Emmy Award winner Patricia Arquette plays a character inspired by Irish cyberpsychologist Mary Aiken (above) in CSI spinoff CSI: Cyber

While the internet can offer some valuable medical information, Irish cyberpsychologist Mary Aiken believes there are many worrying aspects to the tre(...)

Protesters clash with riot police during a demonstration against Islamic State in Diyarbakir,  Turkey. Photograph: Sertac Kayar/EPA

On Tuesday evening, following almost five months of negotiations, Belgium formed a new federal government. The centre-right, four-party government inc(...)

Eye spy: contractors can be “passed a USB key” and money to supply company data, says Europol Cybercrime Centre adviser Brian Honan. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Last month it was reported that British intelligence agency MI5 had, in a series of high-level meetings, painted a worrying picture for leading Britis(...)