Information Security News

April 13, 2018
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Security newsround: April 2018

We round up reporting and research from across the web about the latest security news. This month: privacy palaver at Facebook, a cyberattack with explosive intent, […]
May 8, 2017
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Mapping Ireland’s cybersecurity expertise

Infosecurity Ireland has launched an interactive map showcasing cybersecurity expertise in Ireland. Built with Google My Maps, it provides an excellent at-a-glance guide to the three […]
December 22, 2015

The ransomware of Christmas present: 60,000 hooked by festive imagery

At this time of year the bad guys are trying every trick under the sun to catch you out. And I’m not just talking about those […]
December 18, 2015

Did someone really add a backdoor to Juniper's ScreenOS only to then never use it?

Juniper Networks has found something interesting in its ScreenOS – ‘unauthorised code’. And not just any unauthorised code either – the additional text in question would […]
December 16, 2015

“Esa”y as “123” – 40% of European Space Agency Passwords were only 3 characters long

With all the furore surrounding the launching of a British man into space, you may have missed the fact that the European Space Agency was breached […]
October 28, 2015

Has the Government Gateway been hacked?

Earlier this morning I read an interesting Financial Times article which detailed how stolen IDs were changing hands for around $30 (£20 / 27 Euros) on […]
September 28, 2015

Cloudflare: '650,000 Chinese smartphones used in 4.5bn request DDoS attack'

Researchers at distributed denial-of-service protection service CloudFlare believe more than 650,000 Chinese smartphones were unknowingly caught up in a huge attack against one of its customers. Most […]
September 1, 2015

ICO investigates uncharitable 'data sales'

I know many people who would argue that there shouldn’t be a need for charities, saying the search for a cure for cancer, protection of vulnerable children, […]