Officials from the Department of Communications and the NCSC will be questioned on the ransomware attack on the health service behind closed doors tomorrow morning. File photograph: iStock

Officials from the Department of Communications and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) will be questioned on the ransomware attack on the healt(...)

The offices of the Department of Health on Lower Baggot Street in Dubliny. File photograph: Bryan James Brophy/The Irish Times.

The Department of Health has been targeted in a cyberattack similar to that in recent days on the Health Service Executive (HSE), prompting the shutti(...)

Security expert Adrian Jacobs says the same weakness that allow an attack on one agency can often  exist in other agencies within the same country, leading to more attacks. File image: Getty

The Republic could be facing a “wave” of cyberattacks from the same criminal gang that has targeted the HSE, according to a former army intelligence o(...)

Cybersecurity expert Brian Honan warned there is potential for the spyware to disrupt networks should enough phones be infected and start sending large volumes of itself to other devices.

Users of devices powered by Android have been warned about a dangerous text-message scam that is running rife across Britain. Known as Flubot, the s(...)

Irish shoppers face higher prices and reduced choice, according to Food Drink Ireland. File photograph: iStock

Irish shoppers face higher prices and reduced choice, with a group representing leading food companies blaming Brexit, the Business Post reports. Food(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin: Teams at Oxford University and Imperial College London working on coronavirus vaccines are understood to have been among the targets of hackers. Photograph: ITar-Tass

Russian state-backed hackers have attempted to steal knowledge about coronavirus vaccine development in Britain, the United States and Canada, Britain(...)

UK and US cybersecurity agencies have warned of hacking attempts against healthcare workers. Photograph: Getty Images

Cybersecurity agencies in the UK and US have issued a joint warning to healthcare and medical research staff, urging them to improve their password se(...)

With large numbers of staff working from home, there may be additional vulnerabilities. Photograph: Getty Images

Fresh evidence has emerged that cyber criminals are working together to develop ways to exploit the coronavirus pandemic. Criminals have used Dark W(...)

The NCSC warning comes just days after Interpol said hospitals are increasingly under threat from cybercriminals. Photograph: iStock

Cybercriminals are actively exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to target the general public and businesses, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)(...)

Ciarán Martin, chief executive officer of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre, was in Dublin recently to address the Institute of International and European Affairs. File photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg via Getty Images

We live in ignorant bliss of the cyber threats security agencies have averted. It’s the nature of the beast that the agencies involved don’t make publ(...)

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