Brian Honan

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People in a Huawei shop in Bangkok, Thailand: Some network operators in Europe are warning  a Huawei ban could push back deployment of 5G by as much as three years. Photograph: Athit Perawongmetha

There is a curious paradox about Huawei. It is the probably the most successful mobile phone company you never realised you used. Of those who do know(...)

 A Luas travelling along Dawson Street, Dublin in a file photograph by  Dara Mac Dónaill

Tram operator Luas has so far identified 3,226 user records which may have been compromised as a result of a cyber attack on its website on Thursday m(...)

“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(...)

If Intel’s business is significantly hampered by the chip flaw debacle, there may be unease in Ireland, where it employs about 5,000 people at its sites in Leixlip and Shannon. Photograph: Thomas White/Reuters

“Bad news isn’t wine. It doesn’t improve with age.” Intel bosses may wish they had kept that in mind when the tech giant was formulating its response (...)

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(...)

Most of the hacked sites feature a posting of the Kurdish flag and the statement “long live Peshmerga”. Photograph: iStockphoto

Scores of Irish websites were targeted over the weekend by a Kurdish hacker expressing anti-Islamic State views, with the National Treasury Management(...)

The Garda put an emergency plan in place in recent days after an external source tried to hack into its data systems. File photograph: iStock

An Garda Síochána has said normal service has been restored to its IT systems after an attempted attack by hackers last week. The force put an emerg(...)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted a photo on Facebook to celebrate 500 million monthly active users on Instagram. Photograph: Facebook

A leading internet security expert has said people should follow Facebook CEOMark Zuckerberg’s advice and cover their web cams when not in use. Mr Z(...)

Digital footprint: “Some people really enjoy having ads that are more targeted towards their interests. For others, however, it is creepy and uncomfortable”

There is something unsettling about an online retailer knowing you are pregnant before you have even told your family. Or a taxi app detecting that yo(...)

Cybercrime: on the rise Of Irish firms affected by cybercrime, nearly one in five incurred losses of between €92,000 and €4.6 million, according to a survey from PwC. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Whether they’re investing in security cameras, expensive alarm systems or personnel to patrol buildings, most firms see spending on crime prevention a(...)

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