Eugene Kaspersky, co-founder of Russia’s top cybersecurity company, denies US and UK claims that his eponymous firm has links to Moscow’s security services. (The device visible over his shoulder in the office is an anti-drone system.) Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

Hackers in Russia who target foreign firms and critical infrastructure such as Ireland’s health service will enjoy impunity until the West works more (...)

Paschal Donohoe: “it is appropriate that Ireland conduct a review of this matter within our own jurisdiction, and that is what is happening”

Ministers will be briefed in the coming days on the security review of the Russian embassy currently taking place, before the Cabinet decides on any p(...)

As reported in The Irish Times last Monday, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner initially raised concerns over Facebook’s data collection and process in 2011.

The Revenue Commissioners are investigating a number of Irish accountancy and financial firms who have set up companies on the behalf of Russian oliga(...)

China’s President Xi Jinping delivers a speech during the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

China’s President Xi Jinping laid out his vision for the internet on Wednesday, calling for a new status quo where internet sovereignty rests in the (...)

Cloud covered: a symbolic data cloud at the 2014 CeBIT technology trade fair in Hanover – CeBIT is the world’s largest tech fair. photograph: nigel treblin/getty images

The spirit of Edward Snowden lingered over this year’s CeBIT tech fair. While the NSA whistle-blower warned of the consequences of digital spyi(...)

At the Ad Tech talk on “Compelling the Click” were from left; Andrez Tori, Chris Cunningham, Mic Wright, Hussein Fazal and Adam Singolda. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

There is no privacy in cyberspace. That’s the message from Eugene Kaspersky, chief executive of global IT security company Kaspersky Lab, at the Dubli(...)

Did US president Barack Obama really not know about the NSA monitoring of world leaders’ phones? And if he didn’t know, what is the point of snooping on allies, such as Germany’s Angela Merkel? Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

Democrats and Republicans in the US having similar opinions? Yes, it has come to this. Thanks to the latest batch of revelations about the National Se(...)

Eugene Kaspersky of Kaspersky Lab: “I’m very sure many nations have these cyberweapons . . . Many others have cyber divisions within the military.” photograph: dara mac dónaill

Russian security expert Eugene Kaspersky describes himself on his Twitter profile as “mainly on the road”. And sure enough, in a seemingly endless roa(...)