According to the 2017 Verizon Databreach Investigations Report (DBIR), the number of ransomware attacks grew by 50 per cent from 2015 to 2016. Photograph: Ritchie B Tongo/EPA

Friday May 12th, 2017, may become a landmark date in the world of cybersecurity. A major wave of cyberattacks known as ransomware infected thousands o(...)

 ‘WannaCry’ ransomware cyber attack hits thousands of computers in 99 countries encrypting files from affected computer units and demanding US$300  through bitcoin to decrypt the files. Photograph: Ritchie B Tongo/ EPA

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten said the HSE and Irish organisations may have been “lucky” to avoid the wave of cyber attacks that hit arou(...)

A Russian policeman passes a bust of  Yuri Roerich, son of artist and theosophist   Nikolai Roerich, at  the International Roerich Centre in Moscow, during a raid in which investigators took away more than 200 paintings as well as precious objects and memorabilia. Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

Staff at the International Roerich Centre in Moscow tend to be a peace loving, mystical lot, but since their wealthy sponsor vanished five years ago t(...)

People lay flowers at the spot where Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was murdered near the Kremlin on Grand Moskvorestsky bridge in Moscow. Photograph: Sergei Chirikov/EPA

A mound of rain-drenched flowers still marks the place on the bridge near the Kremlin where Boris Nemtsov, the Russian opposition leader, was shot dea(...)