Grindr Fined €6.5m for Selling User Data Without Explicit Consent

Grindr Fined €6.5m for Selling User Data Without Explicit Consent Dating app Grindr has been fined €6.5m (£5.5m) for selling user data to advertisers without their explicit consent. The fine…

HSE Missed Cyber-attack’s Warning Signs

HSE Missed Cyber-attack’s Warning Signs An investigation into the springtime cyber-attack on HSE Ireland has found that criminals spent two months inside the healthcare system's computer network before deploying ransomware.…

Hotel claims Conti ransomware attack on system as guests locked out

So far, the Conti ransomware has not demanded any ransom or published any details of the ransomware attack on their official website. A popular Scandinavian hotel has confirmed becoming a…

Hotel Guests Locked Out of Rooms After Ransomware Attack

Hotel Guests Locked Out of Rooms After Ransomware Attack A popular Scandinavian hotel chain has warned that a recent ransomware attack may have led to the theft of personal information…

Final Member of 'The Community' Sentenced

Final Member of 'The Community' Sentenced The United States has sent a fourth member of the international hacking group known as The Community to prison. Garrett Endicott, of Warrensburg, Missouri, was…

1,000 arrests made in online fraud crackdown, says Interpol

Police have arrested 1,003 individuals across 22 jurisdictions in the last few months as part of a Interpol-coordinated operation against online financial crimes, including the business email compromise (BEC) scams. …

Schools Urged to Sign-Up as CyberFirst Girls Competition Kicks Off

Schools Urged to Sign-Up as CyberFirst Girls Competition Kicks Off UK schools are being encouraged to sign-up to a revamped cybersecurity competition designed to improve diversity in the sector. The CyberFirst…

Mozilla ends support for Firefox Lockwise password management app, strands iOS users

Farewell, sweet prince. Image: Mozilla Mozilla has emailed its Lockwise users to inform them that on December 13, it will be ending support for its Lockwise password management app. Lockwise…

#IRISSCON: 12 Ways to Defend and Respond to Cyber-Attacks Effectively

#IRISSCON: 12 Ways to Defend and Respond to Cyber-Attacks Effectively Best practices to defend and respond to cyber-attacks, drawing on analogies with the COVID-19 pandemic, were set out by Brian…

Interpol Closes in on Global BEC Gang

Interpol Closes in on Global BEC Gang Irish police have joined forces with Interpol to track down an organized crime gang that has already stolen more than €14m ($16m) from…