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US research company Cybersecurity Ventures recently forecast that cybercrime damages will cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021. Photograph: iStock

Less than half of companies globally are sufficiently prepared for a cybersecurity attack, according to a survey of 3,000 business leaders from more t(...)

Although Irish businesses apparently have experienced cybercrime more often than companies surveyed internationally, local businesses do more to combat fraud

New research from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) suggests crime against business is on the rise. It also suggests cybercrime is the top form of crime ag(...)

Pat Moran had objected due to worries that cruise ships would no longer have access to the city. Photograph: David Sleator

Eleventh-hour talks saw an oral hearing into Waterford’s €300 million redevelopment of the city’s North Quays called off at the last minute as an obje(...)

Accounting Technicians Ireland president Dargan FitzGerald with Emer Duffy, lead sales manager, Sage, at the launch of ATI’s annual conference 2017, The Next Frontier. Photograph:  Conor McCabe Photography

MONDAY Results: Kainos. Indicators: German consumer confidence (Dec); US new home sales (Oct). TUESDAY Results: Cranswick, Falcon Oil & Ga(...)

MSD said its computer network had been compromised as part of a global hack. Photograph: Erdem Sahin/EPA.

IT systems at the Irish operations of three international companies were affected by a major new global cyber attack on Tuesday. US pharmaceutical co(...)

The WannaCry hackers  targeted the weakest links. In response Microsoft made the unusual move last weekend of releasing a patch for Windows XP and other unsupported systems.  Photograph: iStock

The message on the screen began with the jaunty, almost innocuous line “ooops, your files have been encrypted!” as if the user had made a silly mistak(...)

WannaCry  ransomware: thousands of computers in over 100 countries  have been infected since May 12th. Photograph: EPA

Just 20 Irish IP addresses have been hit by the cyber attack over the weekend which locked up more than 200,000 computers worldwide, according to the (...)

A programmer shows a sample of a ransomware cyberattack on a laptop. Photograph: EPA

Cybersecurity experts have warned businesses to beware of potential ransomware attacks when logging onto their computers on Monday morning and not to (...)

The Republic has recently established a National Cyber Security Centre.

Irish companies may have been caught in a cyber espionage campaign waged by a sophisticated group of hackers, one expert warned at the weekend. Profe(...)

Gangs involved in this type of theft often gather information on a chief executive or chief financial officer using material posted on Twitter and other public media.

Small and medium-sized businesses, and second-tier law firms are among the Irish sectors being targeted by cyber criminals such as the ones who attemp(...)

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