Cyber Crime

October 2, 2017
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Local government faces security risks from ransomware, phishing and malicious threats

Local government agencies are firmly in cybercriminals’ sights. Between June 2016 and June 2017, almost nine out of ten (87 per cent) local authorities in the […]
June 19, 2017
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Can security spending hit the target without cybercrime statistics?

There was a revealing exchange about cybercrime earlier this month in Dáil Éireann, the Irish Government’s lower house. Revealing because there is no official record for […]
June 7, 2017
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Insurers put some skin in the game with cyber risk policies

Should you have cyber insurance? That’s not a frivolous question any longer. The risks of ransomware, CEO fraud, data breaches or denial of service attacks are […]
May 2, 2017

University challenge as colleges get schooled in cyber fraud

Education pays, and cyber criminals have been taking the lesson to heart. News broke that Trinity College Dublin’s fundraising arm lost an estimated €1 million in […]
April 18, 2017

Time to remove ‘cyberattack’ from the infosecurity incident response manual?

In March, editors at the Associated Press Stylebook officially proclaimed that the word cyberattack is “greatly overused”, and clarified that the term should only be employed […]
November 23, 2015

Why you shouldn't give you bitcoin to a 'Patreon hacker' or any other type of extortionist

Up until recently, ransomware has been the approach of choice for cyber criminals looking to make some cash from something they have hijacked. Last week I learned […]
October 26, 2015

UK police TalkTalk about the challenges of online crime

In case you missed the news two weeks ago, crime is soaring in the UK. In fact, its up by a whopping 107% on last year. […]
September 21, 2015

Phone scam costs UK business £1 million

If you are running a business you have probably educated your staff to be on the lookout for suspicious emails that attempt to lure them to […]