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# Data Breach

Last month
November 2023
Electric Ireland warns that thousands of customer accounts may have been compromised
An employee from a third-party company is understood to have accessed around 8,000 customers’ personal information.
This year
Woman wrongly linked to PSNI on poster fears she has been made a target
Police have launched an investigation into the poster at a bus shelter in Dungiven.
‘Police details’ poster in bus shelter contained incorrect information – PSNI
Last month details of about 10,000 officers and staff were mistakenly released online in a major data breach.
Poster with details of three serving PSNI officers placed on bus shelter in Derry
This incident comes after personal data on all serving members of the PSNI was mistakenly published last month.
Court dismisses claim DPC failed to fully investigate complaint over alleged Google data breach
The complaint was made by Dr Johnny Ryan, who is a senior fellow of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties.
Man appears in court on terror charges linked to major PSNI data breach
50-year-old Christopher Paul O’Kane was refused bail and remanded in custody for four weeks.
Man (50) due in court for possessing documents following PSNI data breach
The PSNI’s Chief Constable believes information could be used by dissident republicans to target police officers.
Man to appear in court following major data breach at PSNI
The man has been charged with possessing documents or records likely to be useful to terrorists and possession of articles for use in terrorism.
Man charged with possessing PSNI information obtained through data breach
A 50 year old man is due to appear at Coleraine Magistrates Court on Monday.
PSNI investigate loss of laptop and notebook as man arrested in probe following major data breach
PSNI detectives this morning carried out a search in the Dungiven area of Co Derry.
Archbishop asks Catholics to support PSNI in wake of data breach as man questioned by detectives
Detectives have arrested a 39-year-old man on suspicion of “collection of information likely to be useful to terrorists”.
PSNI chief confident information released in data breach is in hands of dissident republicans
A Sinn Féin MLA today said dissident republicans published redacted information from the data breach on the wall of a library in Belfast.
200 police officers and staff not told of theft involving data for a month
The Police Service of Northern Ireland the theft on July 6 was not reported until July 27 and then investigated.
Dissident republicans claim to have information after PSNI data breach, Chief Constable says
Some 10,000 PSNI officers and staff have been affected by the breach, which emerged on Tuesday.
Chief Constable Simon Byrne was questioned by politicians at the emergency meeting of the Policing Board this afternoon.
He said he is “deeply sorry” over the “industrial scale breach of data”.
'Critical incident' declared following PSNI data breach as second document theft emerges
Explainer: Why is the PSNI data breach so serious?
'Critical incident' declared following PSNI data breach as second document theft emerges
Assistant Chief Constable Chris Todd said the data breach appeared to be the result of ‘simple human error’.
The incident happened when the PSNI responded to an FOI request seeking the number of officers and staff at all ranks and grades across the organisation.
The data was potentially viewable by the public for between 2.5 to three hours.
It emerged today that a separate data breach occurred last month after the theft of documents from a private vehicle.
PSNI confirms major data breach as Assistant Chief Constable apologises
PSNI Assistant Chief Constable Chris Todd apologised to officers, saying: ‘This is unacceptable.’
Over 1,000 patients of UL Hospitals Group affected by data breach involving 'unknown party'
The patients’ personal and medical information was accidentally emailed to an unknown third party by a staff member.
Investigation underway into cyber attack affecting charities for sexual assault survivors
Around 1,000 people being supported by one organisation alone may have been affected.
Gardaí and delivery firm Fastway among those reprimanded by watchdog for data breaches in 2022
The Data Protection Commission said there were 5,828 GDPR data breaches reported last year, down 12% on 2021.
More than 200 cyber attacks with theft of personal data reported to Irish authorities in a year
Data Protection Commission investigators are examining the reports in keeping with the GDPR reporting laws.
Last year
Government ministers to be banned from using phones at Cabinet meetings from today
The Minister for Finance confirmed the ban this morning,
Data leak reveals Credit Suisse bank accepted 'autocrats, war criminals and human traffickers'
German daily newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung received the data last year.
All time
Apache Pizza announce data breach associated with details of delivery customers
The Data Protection Commission has been notified of the breach and Apache Pizza said they will contact gardaí.
Lead cyber crime garda issues advice to public struck by data leak from HSE ransomware attack
The data of 520 patients has appeared online since the cyber attack.
HSE hack: A sensitive Tusla database dealing with child protection cases can't be accessed
The Tusla database holds information on current and previous child care cases.
Personal data of customers 'inadvertently' leaked online
The Data Protection Commissioner has been notified.
Data Protection Commission launches probe into Facebook over user data breach
The dataset leaked online included phone numbers and email addresses from Facebook users
Department apologises after 'careless' data breach of people attending mother and baby home redress meetings
Those affected by the breach are “deeply upset and distressed” by the sharing of their email addresses without their consent.
Fastway Couriers apologises after customer data from over 440,000 parcel deliveries hacked
Customer data relating to more than 400,000 parcel deliveries was accessed by hackers.
Tusla suffers 23 'high risk' data breaches - including stolen files and loss of devices - since last year
The vast majority of the cases involved an “employee error or omission”.
Home addresses of UK Honours recipients accidentally published online
It has been described as a “farcical and inexcusable mistake”.
Former INM executive Joe Webb takes legal action against the media company
Webb, the former CEO of INM Ireland, was one of the so-called #INM19 who allegedly had their emails accessed by an external company.
Data Protection Commission notified over 2018 breach by State Examinations Commission
The breach, which occurred last year, affected 64 medical card holders.
Facebook says whatever fine it faces over password breach is matter for Irish data watchdog
The Data Protection Commissioner has launched a statutory inquiry into Facebook’s password storage breach.
Debt collector data breach results in some mortgage-holders' details being compromised
The breach resulted in names, contact information, and financial details being compromised.
'Digital gangsters' at Facebook knowingly violated data privacy and 'bullied' other tech companies
A report by the UK government has examined the tech giant’s role in spreading fake news.
Anti-abortion protesters say they received 'reliable information' on abortions taking place in Drogheda hospital
This is at least the second time this year that people have protested outside the hospital.
Facebook says it no longer lets companies like Netflix, Spotify read users' private messages
Facebook said the partnerships did allow features like “messaging integrations” but nearly all have been shut down over the past few months.
Health body apologises after email addresses of 200 job applicants are incorrectly shared in email
The Data Protection Commissioner has been informed of the incident.
NUIG data breach concerns as USB possibly storing student details goes missing
All students who may have been impacted have been notified.