Analysis: Why Ireland is such an attractive target for hackers from China, Russia and North Korea
The state’s National Cyber Security Centre is constantly dealing with suspected attacks and urgently needs more resources
Ireland is an attractive target for hackers because it hosts Big Tech firms like Facebook, Apple, Amazon and Google, as well as 53 large data centres.
Many of these hackers are linked to countries such as China, Russia, North Korea and Iran. It is very difficult to establish if they are sole traders or backed by state intelligence agencies. That makes it a perfect form of modern espionage.
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