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A screenshot shows a WannaCry ransomware demand.

One week ago a global cyberattack dubbed “unprecedented” by Europol began infecting an estimated 200,000 of the world’s computers, starting a seven-da(...)

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(...)

The global cyber attack began spreading across the globe on Friday and by Monday had locked up computers in more than 150 countries. Photograph: iStock

A global “ransomware” attack disrupting factories, hospitals, shops and schools spurred investors on Monday to buy up stocks expected to benefit from (...)

The ransomware attack affected about 200,000 computers in more than 150 countries, mostly across Europe and Asia. Illustration: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

In the scale of its disruptive power, the cyberattack that crippled computer systems across the world on Friday must count as one of the most audaciou(...)

Cyberattacks: Lazarus has already been blamed for a string of hacks dating back to at least 2009, including last year’s $81 million heist from Bangladesh’s central bank. Photograph: iStock/Getty

A North Korean hacking group known as Lazarus is believed to be behind a recent cyberattack campaign targeting organisations in 31 countries, security(...)

Eric Mosley, co-founder and chief executive of Globoforce, which employs 175 people in Ireland

Globoforce, an Irish software firm that operates employee reward and incentive schemes for many of the world’s biggest companies, returned to profit l(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Rallies in oil and commodities boosted markets on Monday but investors remained cautious about the possible impact of the looming Italian constitution(...)

Shane Bradshaw (32), a financial analyst with Symantec, has been a regular blood donor since his early 20s.

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) has appealed for 1,500 additional donations to steady blood stocks eroded by a recent fall in donors. Whil(...)

DCU Invent has 2,800 square metres of incubation space for technology start-up firms

Dublin City University’s innovation centre Invent, which was set-up in 2001 to forge better links between researchers and industry, saw losses narrow(...)

BMW reports results tomorrow.

MONDAY Results: Heineken; Porsche; Trinity Mirror; Veolia Environnement. Indicators: Japanese Nikkei manufacturing PMI (Jul); euro-zone Markit manuf(...)

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