Security Watch: Ransomware epidemic rages on

This sort of cyber crime is on the rise but don’t be tempted by quick fixes to get your data back

Throughout 2020, criminals seized the opportunity to capitalise on the confusion created by Covid-19. Picture: Getty

At the beginning of April, the Irish government gave us the legal right to request to work remotely, as well as the right to disconnect in order to maintain work-life balance.

With Irish laws adapting to cultural shifts triggered by the pandemic, our new way of life and of working show little sign of going back to normal anytime soon.

Many Irish businesses are still catching up, with gaps in their cybersecurity strategy leaving them ...