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Less than 5% of cyber crime reported to gardaí – The Irish Times

Less than 5 per cent of of cyber crime is reported to gardaí, a conference has heard.

Speaking at the conference Cyber Fraud in a Digital Age at University College Cork on Friday, Det Supt Mick Gubbins of the Garda Cyber Crime Bureau appealed to company owners and individuals to contact them when they find themselves under attack by criminals.

He said support services are ready and in place for persons impacted by cyber crime.

“Of the cyber-dependent crime, very little of that is reported. I would say it is less than 5 per cent. It is not just an Irish phenomenon. It is a European and global phenomenon. We would like to let them know that the guards have the ability to investigate cyber-dependent incidents.”

Det Supt Gubbins said one third of Irish and Northern Irish businesses have suffered a data security breach in the past year.

Read more at: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/less-than-5-of-cyber-crime-reported-to-garda%C3%AD-1.3353433

Less than 5% of cyber crime reported to gardaí

Less than 5 per cent of of cyber crime is reported to gardaí, a conference has heard.

Speaking at the conference Cyber Fraud in a Digital Age at University College Cork on Friday, Det Supt Mick Gubbins of the Garda Cyber Crime Bureau appealed to company owners and individuals to contact them when they find themselves under attack by criminals.

He said support services are ready and in place for persons impacted by cyber crime.

“Of the cyber-dependent crime, very little of that is reported. I would say it is less than 5 per cent. It is not just an Irish phenomenon. It is a European and global phenomenon. We would like to let them know that the guards have the ability to investigate cyber-dependent incidents.”

Det Supt Gubbins said one third of Irish and Northern Irish businesses have suffered a data security breach in the past year.

Read more at: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/less-than-5-of-cyber-crime-reported-to-garda%C3%AD-1.3353433

Less than 5% of cyber crime reported to gardaí

Less than 5 per cent of of cyber crime is reported to gardaí, a conference has heard.

Speaking at the conference Cyber Fraud in a Digital Age at University College Cork on Friday, Det Supt Mick Gubbins of the Garda Cyber Crime Bureau appealed to company owners and individuals to contact them when they find themselves under attack by criminals.

He said support services are ready and in place for persons impacted by cyber crime.

“Of the cyber-dependent crime, very little of that is reported. I would say it is less than 5 per cent. It is not just an Irish phenomenon. It is a European and global phenomenon. We would like to let them know that the guards have the ability to investigate cyber-dependent incidents.”

Det Supt Gubbins said one third of Irish and Northern Irish businesses have suffered a data security breach in the past year.

Read more at: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/less-than-5-of-cyber-crime-reported-to-garda%C3%AD-1.3353433

Christmas shopping on the move? Gardaí warn to only shop online when on personal WiFi

ONLINE SHOPPING IS becoming more popular in Ireland and an increase is expected over the Christmas period.

Over 50% of Irish people shop online and around 30% of people will use their mobile phones as their main shopping tool.

A recent CSO household survey found that 79% of people who made purchases online did not experience any problems, while just 2% reported fraudulent activity.

However, with a 15% increase in online purchases last December and another boost expected this month, consumers are being warned of the possible dangers.

An Garda Síochána launched the SOS (Safe Online Shopping) campaign ahead of the busy Christmas period.

Detective Garda Jim O’Meara of the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau, said: “We would caution people to protect their personal and financial details online.

“Here, they can be accessed by criminals who go on to use the compromised payment card details either online, over the phone, or even through mail order

Read more at: http://www.thejournal.ie/christmas-shopping-on-the-move-3723122-Dec2017/

Gardai urge children and young people to ‘Say No to ‘sextortion’ and digital blackmail

GARDAI have urged children and young people to ‘Say No to ‘sextortion’ and digital blackmail attempts by online perverts.

Launching a new awareness campaign it was revealed that ‘Sextortion’ is one of the fastest growing crimes in Ireland and detectives have warned of a marked rise in web cam blackmail cases.

It sees criminals grooming children and young people through social media and then deceiving victims into undressing or taking part in sex acts for computer cameras.

The work of organised crime groups mostly based overseas, ‘sextortion’ involves criminals getting to know their victims online.

Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll of the Special Crime Operations (SCO) said: “The Garda Síochána is launching a “Say No” campaign which represents its participation in a new campaign against online sexual coercion and extortion of children that is led by Europol.

Read more: Dad and daughter have miracle escape from hit-and-run in Co Carlow

“The ‘Say No’ campaign is

Read more at: http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/gardai-urge-children-young-people-10651005

Gardai urge children and young people to ‘Say No to ‘sextortion’ and …

GARDAI have urged children and young people to ‘Say No to ‘sextortion’ and digital blackmail attempts by online perverts.

Launching a new awareness campaign it was revealed that ‘Sextortion’ is one of the fastest growing crimes in Ireland and detectives have warned of a marked rise in web cam blackmail cases.

It sees criminals grooming children and young people through social media and then deceiving victims into undressing or taking part in sex acts for computer cameras.

The work of organised crime groups mostly based overseas, ‘sextortion’ involves criminals getting to know their victims online.

Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll of the Special Crime Operations (SCO) said: “The Garda Síochána is launching a “Say No” campaign which represents its participation in a new campaign against online sexual coercion and extortion of children that is led by Europol.

Read more: Dad and daughter have miracle escape from hit-and-run in Co Carlow

“The ‘Say No’ campaign is

Read more at: http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/gardai-urge-children-young-people-10651005

Gardaí dealing with avalanche of social media complaints claim ‘unnecessary obstacles’ put in the way by …

A spokesperson for Facebook said that it works within the “SPOC [Single Point of Contact] system” which makes communication with police forces “straightforward and fast”.

It said that it received a total of 74 ‘legal process’ requests between July and December 2016 and five ‘emergency requests’.

“As a responsible company we work with law enforcement where appropriate and to the extent required by law to ensure the safety of the people who use Facebook,” the representative said. “However, we only disclose information about our users if it’s required by court orders or other requests (including criminal and civil matters).

“We also respect local laws, and when governments bring illegal content to our attention, we will make it unavailable in that country.”

Read more at: http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/garda-dealing-with-avalanche-of-social-media-complaints-claim-unnecessary-obstacles-put-in-the-way-by-management-and-web-firms-35664310.html

Gardaí dealing with avalanche of social media complaints claim …

A spokesperson for Facebook said that it works within the “SPOC [Single Point of Contact] system” which makes communication with police forces “straightforward and fast”.

It said that it received a total of 74 ‘legal process’ requests between July and December 2016 and five ‘emergency requests’.

“As a responsible company we work with law enforcement where appropriate and to the extent required by law to ensure the safety of the people who use Facebook,” the representative said. “However, we only disclose information about our users if it’s required by court orders or other requests (including criminal and civil matters).

“We also respect local laws, and when governments bring illegal content to our attention, we will make it unavailable in that country.”

Read more at: http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/garda-dealing-with-avalanche-of-social-media-complaints-claim-unnecessary-obstacles-put-in-the-way-by-management-and-web-firms-35664310.html