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Irish gov’t admits cyber security department struck by ransomware attack

The Irish communications minister has revealed that his department, which is responsible for protecting the state from cyber attacks, fended off a ransomware attack last year.

Richard Bruton admitted to the 2018 breach on the Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment’s IT systems in response to a parliamentary question from Fianna Fail defence spokesperson Jack Chambers, who questioned why the government’s National Cyber Security Centre was headed by Bruton’s department despite it lacking any security, defence or intelligence credential


Before you pay your ransomware read this
Speaking to Techerati, Naaman Hart, cloud services architect at cybersecurity company Digital Guardian, explores the pressures to pay ransoms and the rise of the trustworthy attacker Ransomware is such a popular means of attack that its almost becoming infeasible to report on every single breach. According to recent figures, ransomware accounts for nearly 24 percent... Read More

Comprehensive guide to preparing staff for a disaster recovery
Tom Kiblin, VP of strategic solutions at ServerCentral Turing Group, shares his top tips for getting  staff prepared for a disaster We all know that testing a disaster recovery (DR) plan is important. It’s the equivalent of testing your smoke detector twice a year – we know we should, but many of us (like, 23 percent... Read More

Two years on from WannaCry, are NHS trusts just as vulnerable?
Paucity of funding, shortage of cyber security skills and an enlarged attack surface means the NHS remains at risk, writes David Kay When the WannaCry ransomware struck in May 2017 many organisations were caught out by what was essentially a patching issue affecting users of various versions of the Microsoft OS. There was a certain... Read More

Establishment payment platform PayPal wants to save us from crypto ransomware

Cache comparison technique could detect and prevent ransomware in its early stages, PayPal says Despite the dramatic plunge in the value of cryptocurrencies, crypto ransomware still remains a popular weapon of choice for hackers around the world, as crypto transactions provide a reliable and secure means for attackers to process payments extorted from unfortunate victims…. Read More



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