The cyber gang which broke into the HSE’s computer systems took copies of all the data they encrypted. Photograph: iStock

What might happen to my confidential medical records from Monday? The short answer is: a lot. The cyber gang which broke into the Health Service Exec(...)

HSE offices in Dublin. The State’s Cyber Security Incident Response Team, IT teams from the HSE and FireEye, the State’s security contractor, are to work through the weekend. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Gardaí are concerned a protracted wave of scam attacks could follow if data potentially relating to millions of people, which may have been stolen in (...)

The Garda said there was “a risk that the medical and other data of patients will be abused, either for fraud or by means of public release”.  Photograph: Getty Images

Gardaí were on Wednesday night trying to establish if Irish patient details shared on the “darknet” this week were files that came from the cyber atta(...)

Since last month, the Garda has been able to avail of Europol’s advanced “decryption platform” which is capable of breaking through security measures installed on specialist phones used by organised criminals. Photograph: Frank Miller

Ireland can now send password-protected data to the EU’s police agency for decryption in gangland and child sex abuse investigations, according to the(...)

Last year about 20 gardaí per month were referred for independent psychological assessment, up from 18 a month the previous year. Photograph: Collins

The Covid-19 pandemic is having a detrimental impact on the mental health of gardaí, new data suggests. The Garda’s internal 24-hour welfare helpline(...)

The online harassment offences are alleged to have taken place in various locations and on various dates in 2019.

A 38-year-old Dubliner charged with online harassment of four journalists and writers has been further remanded in custody pending the preparation of (...)

Security guards at the Wirecard headquarters in Aschheim near Munich, Germany. Photograph: Philipp Guelland/ EPA

The Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB) raided the Irish office of failed Munich-based electronic payments provider Wirecard on Thursday, as (...)

Cash seized in Operation Venetic, an investigation on Encrochat, a military-grade encrypted communication system used by organised criminals trading in drugs and guns. Photograph:  WMROCU/PA

In the last decade, law enforcement has been engaged in an technological arms race with criminal gangs constantly trying to find new ways of communica(...)

The training programme  is aimed at reducing the workload of the Garda National Cyber Crime Bureau, which is dealing with increasing volumes of digital devices that require analysis. Photograph: iStock

More than 200 gardaí have started training on how to quickly identify digital devices that may contain child abuse imagery in an attempt to speed up i(...)

Internet forums were the most common method for sharing child abuse imagery, accounting for 35 per cent of reports. Photograph: iStock

The online sharing of child abuse imagery, known in the legislation as “child pornography”, is skyrocketing, with a 174 per cent increase in reports b(...)

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