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#Data Breach

# data-breach - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Yahoo had said 1 billion accounts were hacked. Now, it's saying 3 billion were

“Whether it’s 1 billion or 3 billion is largely immaterial. Assume it affects you,” said a security expert.

# data-breach - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Missing AIB customer details found after bag handed into Galway business

About 550 customers were affected.

# data-breach - Thursday 15 December, 2016

Affair website Ashley Madison fined just $1.6 million for massive data breach

The settlement comes after a hacker group released what was said to be personal data on millions of people.

# data-breach - Thursday 22 September, 2016

Yahoo confirms at least 500 million accounts hacked

The company said the attack may be “State sponsored”

# data-breach - Friday 5 August, 2016

Couple find psychiatric reports beneath mattress in their rented Wexford house

The HSE said it is taking the matter “extremely seriously” and is investigating.

# data-breach - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

Bus company used CCTV video 'unfairly' to catch driver using mobile phone

The airport bus operator was found to have obtained the footage improperly.

# data-breach - Friday 8 April, 2016

Irish drone register allowed access to personal details of 2,000 members

The Irish Aviation Authority said the error was down to a technical issue which has now been resolved.

# data-breach - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

Irish Water ‘tightened controls’ after customer bank details were sent to the wrong people

The utility claims in records released under freedom of information that ‘extra staff training’ was instigated at no cost following the data breaches in March 2015.

# data-breach - Monday 3 August, 2015

The 9 at 9: Monday

Here’s what you need to know as you kick off your bank holiday Monday.

# data-breach - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

Glitch in Ryanair app let users access other people’s boarding passes

The office of the Data Protection Commissioner has been in touch with the airline.

# data-breach - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Parents registering their kids for GP care were shown other people's details

The website for the new system has been beset with problems since it went live yesterday.

# data-breach - Thursday 23 April, 2015

Photocopies of college students’ passports left in a skip on busy street

The college says all of the sensitive information has been recovered.

# data-breach - Monday 30 March, 2015

Immigration officer accidentally leaked world leaders’ passport numbers

An email with the details was inadvertently sent to the wrong person by an Australian immigration department worker.

# data-breach - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Alan Shatter loses appeal against Mick Wallace data breach decision

The former minister was found to have broken the law when he made comments on RTÉ’s Prime Time about Wallace benefiting from garda discretion.

# data-breach - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

There were 24 data breaches in Joan Burton's department this year

Most of the cases were due to “genuine error”, the Tánaiste said.

# data-breach - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

Data breach made student grant applications visible on website

The grant applications included bank account information and details of parents’ incomes.

# data-breach - Monday 1 December, 2014

David Hall: What New Beginning is doing has been an abysmal failure before

David Hall: What New Beginning is doing has been an abysmal failure before

The mortgage debt advocate has slammed the planned mortgage-to-rent scheme.

# data-breach - Sunday 30 November, 2014

New Beginning ‘didn’t sell clients data… an email was sent by mistake’

Co-founder Ross Maguire denies that the information was sold.

# data-breach - Monday 24 November, 2014

Ex-Garda working as a PI illegally obtained info from PULSE

Information from PULSE and from the ESB was provided to the investigator, who was trying to trace people for a number of credit unions.

# data-breach - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Again? Irish Water sends customer's private details to the wrong person Exclusive

“If I’d made half the mistakes they made today, I’d lose my business…”

# data-breach - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

Laptop containing children's personal details stolen from car of HSE staff member

The laptop contained the age groups, schools, addresses and phone numbers of a number of children.

# data-breach - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

New scandal: 10 Irish Water customers had their bank details sent to their landlords Exclusive

“It’s an absolute shambles,” one affected customer said, after waiting on the phone for an hour to speak to Irish Water’s customer care team.

# data-breach - Friday 3 October, 2014

Biggest US bank reveals 76 million customers were hacked

User contact information, like names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses, was compromised.

# data-breach - Thursday 31 July, 2014

The 9 at 9: Thursday

It’s Thursday – and here’s all that you need to know as you start your day.

# data-breach - Monday 14 April, 2014

1 in 5 US internet users have had bank account details and personal data stolen - survey

It shows a sharp increase since the last survey in 2013.

# data-breach - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

It's Data Protection day - are you up to speed on your data privacy rights?

European data protection reform could be introduced before the end of this year.

# data-breach - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

# data-breach - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Column: The EU seems just as interested in your data as the NSA

Searching questions need to be asked over what type of data the EU retains – and what it does with this data, writes David Moloney.

# data-breach - Friday 15 November, 2013

Column: The Loyaltybuild breach shows it's time to take data protection seriously

In countries lucky enough not to have suffered under a police state, data protection concerns do not always alarm the ordinary citizen. We need to wake up, writes Fergal Crehan.

Loyaltybuild boss writes open letter apologising to customers as more firms hit by breach

The data breach has affected up to 1.5 million customers across Europe. The gardaí and the Data Protection Commissioner are investigating.

# data-breach - Thursday 14 November, 2013

Stolen credit cards may have been used fraudulently in Loyaltybuild breach

The Taoiseach and Minister of State for Tourism are calling for companies to put extra resources into protecting customer’s card details.

# data-breach - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Breach on new driving licence website affects 721 people

The ‘Contact Us’ form on the new website was not refreshing as quickly as it should have and so details of users remained when the next users went to fill it in.

Over 500,000 potentially affected by loyalty scheme breach

An initial inspection report has found that the names, addresses and other details of some 1.12 million clients have also been compromised.

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Poll: Do you have concerns about using your credit card online?

More details of a major security breach have appeared this morning.

# data-breach - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Supervalu warns 38,000 customers over possible data breach

A potential security breach was uncovered at a loyalty-programme company that runs the “Getawaybreaks” promotion for the supermarket chain. The Data Protection Commissioner has been informed.

# data-breach - Monday 7 October, 2013

Eleven breaches of patient data at HSE hospitals in six months Exclusive

The HSE said breaches could have included the placing of a referral letter in the wrong chart or the a document sent to a person with the same name as a patient.

# data-breach - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about the government asking Facebook for users’ information and intervention in Syria.

# data-breach - Friday 23 August, 2013

Data breach involving payments to current and former IBRC staff Exclusive

Dozens of current and former staff at the former Anglo Irish Bank have been affected by the data breach.

# data-breach - Thursday 30 May, 2013

Ming: Shatter released info about me, but I'm not saying what that info is Ming V Shatter This post contains videos

Ming: Shatter released info about me, but I'm not saying what that info is

Independent TD Luke Ming Flanagan would not discuss the substance of a complaint he has made to the Data Protection Commissioner about the Justice Minister Alan Shatter.

# data-breach - Friday 21 December, 2012

UK: Jobseekers could be remotely monitored on compulsory website

The website allows unemployed users to upload a CV to be matched to suitable job openings.

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