Monday 24 July 2017

Businesses braced for WannaCry tears

'Cybersecurity experts said the spread of the virus, dubbed WannaCry, had slowed, but the respite might only be brief'
'Cybersecurity experts said the spread of the virus, dubbed WannaCry, had slowed, but the respite might only be brief'
Dearbhail McDonald

Dearbhail McDonald

Businesses in more than 150 countries are bracing themselves for further fallout from the unprecedented global ransonware attack that has locked up more than 200,000 computers.

Cybersecurity experts said the spread of the virus, dubbed WannaCry, had slowed, but the respite might only be brief.

Europol director Rob Wainwright said that victims of the attack would include many large corporations.

Closer to home, today the Central Bank will release its latest credit and debit card statistics and publish a markets update.

As Taoiseach Enda Kenny toys with a timeline for his departure, on Wednesday France's newly elected and youngest-ever president, Emmanuel Macron, holds his first cabinet meeting.

On Thursday, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Bill 2017 will move to the second stage in the Dáil.

The Bill will approve the terms of agreement for Ireland's membership of the AIIB and payments due to the $100bn (€91.5bn) fund.

C&C Group posts its final results on Wednesday and Deutsche Bank AG holds its AGM in Frankfurt on Thursday.

Dublin Information Sec 2017, Ireland’s cyber security conference, addresses the critically important issues that threaten businesses in the information age. Tickets for the event at the RDS in Dublin can be booked here.

Irish Independent

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