Cybersecurity expert Brian Honan warned there is potential for the spyware to disrupt networks should enough phones be infected and start sending large volumes of itself to other devices.

Users of devices powered by Android have been warned about a dangerous text-message scam that is running rife across Britain. Known as Flubot, the s(...)

Irish shoppers face higher prices and reduced choice, according to Food Drink Ireland. File photograph: iStock

Irish shoppers face higher prices and reduced choice, with a group representing leading food companies blaming Brexit, the Business Post reports. Food(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin: Teams at Oxford University and Imperial College London working on coronavirus vaccines are understood to have been among the targets of hackers. Photograph: ITar-Tass

Russian state-backed hackers have attempted to steal knowledge about coronavirus vaccine development in Britain, the United States and Canada, Britain(...)

UK and US cybersecurity agencies have warned of hacking attempts against healthcare workers. Photograph: Getty Images

Cybersecurity agencies in the UK and US have issued a joint warning to healthcare and medical research staff, urging them to improve their password se(...)

With large numbers of staff working from home, there may be additional vulnerabilities. Photograph: Getty Images

Fresh evidence has emerged that cyber criminals are working together to develop ways to exploit the coronavirus pandemic. Criminals have used Dark W(...)

The NCSC warning comes just days after Interpol said hospitals are increasingly under threat from cybercriminals. Photograph: iStock

Cybercriminals are actively exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to target the general public and businesses, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)(...)

Ciarán Martin, chief executive officer of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre, was in Dublin recently to address the Institute of International and European Affairs. File photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg via Getty Images

We live in ignorant bliss of the cyber threats security agencies have averted. It’s the nature of the beast that the agencies involved don’t make publ(...)

“We need a coherent and centralised approach” to cybersecurity. Image: iStock

The Government has been urged to appoint a cybersecurity “tsar” to ensure the State is adequately prepared to deal with potential attacks. The call b(...)

A report into the operations  of the National Cyber Security Centre by the C&AG has said  an oversight body set up to monitor the centre’s  performance had not met since 2015.

A dedicated cyber security unit, established to protect government and industry networks, has no strategic plan and requires a review of its funding, (...)

WannaCry ransomware attack: Cybercrime is very much a global phenomenon but the solutions begin at home
Dealing with a global threat

The nature of the threat posed by cybercriminals was perhaps most powerfully demonstrated during last year’s US presidential election. The fact that t(...)

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