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#Data Breach

# data-breach - Thursday 5 April, 2018

Cambridge Analytica: UK regulator probing Facebook over data used in political campaigns
# Data Breach
# Data Breach

Cambridge Analytica: UK regulator probing Facebook over data used in political campaigns

Apr 5th 2018, 6:42 PM 5,643 Views 25 Comments

Facebook has admitted that data of up to 87 million users was shared with Cambridge Analytica.

# data-breach - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

Up to 87 million people impacted by Facebook data breach
# Cambridge Analytica
# Cambridge Analytica

Up to 87 million people impacted by Facebook data breach

Apr 4th 2018, 8:24 PM 25,572 Views 28 Comments

It was previously thought that 50 million users had been affected.

# data-breach - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

Explainer: What on earth is going on at INM?
# Independent News And Media
# Independent News And Media

Explainer: What on earth is going on at INM?

Apr 3rd 2018, 8:45 PM 73,373 Views 0 Comments

An alleged significant data breach at Independent News and Media has come into the public domain.

Gay dating app Grindr under fire after revelation it shared users' HIV status with third parties
# Data
# Data

Gay dating app Grindr under fire after revelation it shared users' HIV status with third parties

Apr 3rd 2018, 1:02 PM 15,095 Views 36 Comments

Grindr said in a statement that sharing data with the specific third parties was “industry practice”.

# data-breach - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Zuckerberg says there was a 'breach of trust' between Facebook and its users
# Cambridge Analytica
# Cambridge Analytica

Zuckerberg says there was a 'breach of trust' between Facebook and its users

Mar 21st 2018, 8:04 PM 16,371 Views 28 Comments

“I started Facebook, and at the end of the day I’m responsible for what happens on our platform.”

# data-breach - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

Explainer: What is Cambridge Analytica? The firm at the heart of Facebook's alleged data breach
# Data Breach
# Data Breach

Explainer: What is Cambridge Analytica? The firm at the heart of Facebook's alleged data breach

Mar 20th 2018, 8:56 AM 11,237 Views 23 Comments

The communication firm is accused of stealing information from 50 million Facebook users’ profiles.

# data-breach - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

Library records of 20 people in Dublin edited to include sexually explicit information
# Data Breach
# Data Breach

Library records of 20 people in Dublin edited to include sexually explicit information

Feb 27th 2018, 10:31 AM 32,609 Views 28 Comments

The details of the case were outlined Data Protection Commissioner’s annual report, published today.

# data-breach - Thursday 8 February, 2018

Calls for public bodies not to be exempt from fines after details about 18 patients found on street
# Patient Data
# Patient Data

Calls for public bodies not to be exempt from fines after details about 18 patients found on street

Feb 8th 2018, 6:10 AM 13,245 Views 17 Comments

Last week in Drogheda, documents containing personal data from hospital patients was found by a local man on the street.

# data-breach - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Uber covered up massive hack that stole personal information of more than 57 million drivers and customers
# Major Breach
# Major Breach

Uber covered up massive hack that stole personal information of more than 57 million drivers and customers

Nov 22nd 2017, 8:01 AM 7,256 Views 9 Comments

So far, there’s no evidence that the data taken has been misused, according to a blog post by Uber’s recently hired CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi.

# data-breach - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

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

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

Oct 4th 2017, 7:19 AM 8,978 Views 7 Comments

“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
# Data Breach
# Data Breach

Missing AIB customer details found after bag handed into Galway business

Sep 14th 2017, 11:30 AM 24,586 Views 23 Comments

About 550 customers were affected.

# data-breach - Thursday 15 December, 2016

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

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

Dec 15th 2016, 7:47 AM 5,654 Views 6 Comments

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
# Data Breach
# Data Breach

Yahoo confirms at least 500 million accounts hacked

Sep 22nd 2016, 7:51 PM 20,384 Views 36 Comments

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
# Investigation
# Investigation

Couple find psychiatric reports beneath mattress in their rented Wexford house

Aug 5th 2016, 3:00 PM 45,648 Views 75 Comments

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
# Aircoach
# Aircoach

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

Jun 22nd 2016, 6:03 AM 25,348 Views 34 Comments

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
# Data Breach
# Data Breach

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

Apr 8th 2016, 6:03 AM 13,538 Views 21 Comments

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
# Data Breach
# Data Breach

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

Oct 20th 2015, 5:17 PM 13,002 Views 75 Comments

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

# data-breach - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

Glitch in Ryanair app let users access other people's boarding passes
# Check In
# Check In

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

Jun 23rd 2015, 3:22 PM 15,400 Views 17 Comments

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
# Data Breach
# Data Breach

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

Jun 16th 2015, 4:13 PM 15,425 Views 17 Comments

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
# Data Breach
# Data Breach

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

Apr 23rd 2015, 10:37 PM 31,469 Views 17 Comments

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
# Oops
# Oops

Immigration officer accidentally leaked world leaders' passport numbers

Mar 30th 2015, 8:07 AM 17,844 Views 9 Comments

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
# Shattered
# Shattered

Alan Shatter loses appeal against Mick Wallace data breach decision

Jan 21st 2015, 11:50 AM 10,708 Views 61 Comments

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
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

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

Dec 30th 2014, 8:25 PM 10,186 Views 14 Comments

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
# University Of Limerick
# University Of Limerick

Data breach made student grant applications visible on website

Dec 2nd 2014, 8:53 AM 7,443 Views 8 Comments

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

Dec 1st 2014, 10:18 AM 15,406 Views 47 Comments

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'
# Data Breach
# Data Breach

New Beginning 'didn't sell clients data... an email was sent by mistake'

Nov 30th 2014, 8:22 PM 24,907 Views 36 Comments

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
# Data Breach
# Data Breach

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

Nov 24th 2014, 6:01 PM 14,518 Views 0 Comments

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
# Drip Drip Drip
# Drip Drip Drip

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

Nov 18th 2014, 11:15 PM 50,667 Views 87 Comments

“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
# Data Breach
# Data Breach

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

Nov 12th 2014, 7:00 PM 13,805 Views 36 Comments

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
# Data Breach
# Data Breach

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

Oct 22nd 2014, 6:35 AM 126,069 Views 243 Comments

“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
# Data Breach
# Data Breach

Biggest US bank reveals 76 million customers were hacked

Oct 3rd 2014, 10:37 AM 8,111 Views 6 Comments

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

# data-breach - Thursday 31 July, 2014

# data-breach - Monday 14 April, 2014

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

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

Apr 14th 2014, 3:45 PM 5,790 Views 8 Comments

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?
# My Business
# My Business

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

Jan 28th 2014, 7:45 AM 7,096 Views 7 Comments

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

# data-breach - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Hackers steal more than 16 million email account details in Germany
# Malware
# Malware

Hackers steal more than 16 million email account details in Germany

Jan 22nd 2014, 10:08 AM 7,107 Views 2 Comments

The BSI uncovered the security breach after it ran an analysis of botnets, which can be used to carry out attacks.

# data-breach - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

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

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

Nov 27th 2013, 7:30 PM 36 Views 27 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Nov 15th 2013, 7:00 PM 80 Views 9 Comments

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
# Data Breach
# Data Breach

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

Nov 15th 2013, 1:52 PM 8,790 Views 14 Comments

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
# Data Breach
# Data Breach

Stolen credit cards may have been used fraudulently in Loyaltybuild breach

Nov 14th 2013, 11:27 AM 4,231 Views 4 Comments

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