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Ireland has witnessed a sharp increase in detections of ransomware, sophisticated malicious software that literally holds your computer and its conte(...)

Staff at Paddy Power’s  office in Belfield Office Park, Dublin. The bookmaker revealed last month that almost 650,000 customers were affected by a data breach in 2010.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times

Jason Ferguson said the job was straightforward: buy a gambling company’s client data and flip it to a rival who could use the information to win new (...)

Start-up Soundings

Over the past few months I have written in this column about young Irish companies who have made the move to Silicon Valley to realise their dreams of(...)

Staff at Symantec’s Irish base are leading an investigation into high-tech attacks on power grid operators and energy companies

Staff at security systems specialist Symantec’s Irish base are leading an investigation into high-tech attacks on power grid operators and energy com(...)

Espion plans to use a powerful software package to carry out its document review of Quinn Insurance Ltd. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/THE IRISH TIMES

Espion, an Irish headquartered digital search expert company, will be used to trawl through 30 million documents inside Quinn Insurance Limited in (...)

Microsoft is rushing to fix a security flaw in its Internet Explorer browser that is already being used in “limited, targeted attacks”. Photo: Bloomberg

Microsoft is rushing to fix a security flaw in its Internet Explorer browser that is already being used in “limited, targeted attacks.” (...)

When it comes to fraud, “The actual computer part of the ATM is surprisingly open.”

More than a decade ago, I attended an excellent talk by well-known cryptographer and security expert Bruce Schneier, where his key point was th(...)

The study shows that eight out of the top 10 breaches last year led to the loss of over 10 million identities per incident.

A 62 per cent increase in data breaches last year -- including a rise in major incidents -- resulted in the exposure of more than 552 million p(...)

Steve Bennett,  former chief executive of Symantec.  The  board ousted  him  on March 20th, deciding that he had not done enough to innovate on new products and  develop the business.  Photograph: Peter DaSilva/New York Times

An abrupt change at the helm of Symantec, the US antivirus maker, sent shares in the company sharply lower yesterday, capping a challenging yea(...)

Globoforce chief executive  Eric Mosley

Irish software business Globoforce has pulled its planned IPO, citing unfavourable market conditions. The company, which specialises in e(...)

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