UCC hit by €110,000 attack from cyber gang

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on July 23rd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Cyber criminals mounted a major attack to steal €110,000 from University College Cork (UCC), the Sunday Independent can reveal. The revelation comes as a global cyber attack struck a number of Irish businesses last month …” (more)

[Mark O’Regan, Independent, 23 July]

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Crime wave surrounds NUIG campus as theft reports at all-time high

Posted in Legal issues on October 14th, 2011 by steve

“A sudden plague of thievery in the areas surrounding NUI Galway campus this week has put the student body on edge.Since Monday, a total of 15 incidents of theft have been reported, with wallets and purses being stolen from bags from owners’ backs in an ugly spree of shameless thuggery …” (more)

[Ian Colgan, StudentNews.ie, 14 October]

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Students to get laptop trackers

Posted in Legal issues on February 12th, 2009 by steve

“Students in NI will soon be able to have a tracker installed in their laptops free of charge by the police. It follows a series of burglaries in which laptops were stolen in the Holylands area of Belfast, where many students live. If a computer is stolen, officers hope they will able to use the tracker to trace its movements remotely. A PSNI spokeswoman said the ‘green light to purchase the relevant software had been given’. A start date for the scheme is yet to be decided upon, however the spokeswoman said it would be ‘sometime in the near future’ …” (more)

[BBC News, 12 February]

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