‘If the criminals are attacking targets in the West, Putin is not going to stop them.’ Photograph: iStock

Cybersecurity officials are monitoring the dark web for evidence of data from the HSE ransomware attack being dumped online. It is believed cybercrim(...)

Investigations into attacks on the HSE and the Department of Health are ongoing and involve the National Cyber Security Centre and Garda. File photograph: Getty

The Russian embassy has condemned the cyberattack on the Health Service Executive and suggested Russia is ready to look into the matter if approached (...)

The Pentagon warned earlier this month that Russian state-sponsored hackers were targeting a vulnerability that allowed them to access government networks. Photograph: iStock

The US has issued an emergency warning after it emerged that nation-state hackers had managed for several months to weaponise software used by almost (...)

The Microsoft statement highlights how advisers to both presidential campaigns are at risk from digital spies around the globe, as the two candidates face off on November 3rd in one of the most consequential US presidential elections in decades. Photograph: Getty

Hackers linked to Russia, China, and Iran are trying to spy on people tied to both US president Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden, Mic(...)

A protester stands wrapped in black-white-red imperial German flag in front of the Reichstag building guarded by policemen at the end of the demonstration in Berlin. Photograph: John Macdougall/AFP via Getty Images

Berlin police were guarding the Reichstag on Saturday evening after a mob attempted to storm the parliament building at the end of a day of protest ag(...)

Irish security sources said a vote on Irish unification would be an ideal target for Russian intelligence’s attempts to sow discord. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A potential Irish Border poll could be exploited by Russian intelligence in the same way it targeted the 2016 US presidential election and, allegedly(...)

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(...)

 An Aer Lingus plane lands at Frankfurt Airport, Germany this week. Photograph: Thorsten Wagner/EPA

Several Irish support organisations around the world are advising Irish citizens with insecure work or short-term visas to consider flying home. The (...)

One of the Russian Tupolev TU-95 Bear bombers that entered international airspace controlled by the Irish Aviation Authority off Ireland’s west coast.

Russia is flying bombers into Irish-controlled airspace to test response times by the RAF and other Nato airforces and to “map” radar coverage, accord(...)

Russian embassy in Dublin: the two Russian aircraft were carrying out a “routine training mission” in the North Atlantic. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Russia will continue to “probe” the “incredibly strategically important waters west of Ireland” with long-range air surveillance and nuclear submarine(...)

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