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# Data Breach

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Facebook management to be called before Oireachtas Committee over 'alarming' security breach
Yesterday it emerged that up to 50 million accounts were affected this week after a flaw on the social network was exploited by hackers.
Data of hundreds of farmers paid for taking part in government scheme leaked
It comes the same day as the Department announces the approval of a similar scheme for the forestry sector.
37,000 Eir customers affected by data breach after laptop stolen
Gardaí and the Data Protection Commissioner have been notified.
PSNI says it has 'no report' of private data being handed to loyalist paramilitaries
The Irish News says it has seen the data.
Ticketmaster warns Irish customers may have been affected by data breach
People who purchased, or attempted to purchase, tickets between February and 23 June 2018 could be at risk.
Dixons Carphone yet to determine if Irish customers affected by major cyber attack
The attack attempted to compromise 5.9 million customer payment cards.
Data Protection Commissioner concludes investigation into Yahoo over massive data breach
500 million people were affected by the breach.
Hospital staff member sacked for accessing Ed Sheeran data
The BBC reports that two staff members were disciplined on the same date Sheeran was admitted.
INM board 'horrified' at the idea data was accessed
The company holds its AGM today.
Cambridge Analytica shuts down amid Facebook data crisis
Cambridge Analytica sought information on Facebook to build psychological profiles on a large portion of the US electorate.
Teenagers' personal details illegally accessed by hackers at Carlow school
A full garda investigation is now underway.
Facebook rolling out tool in Ireland to help combat fake abortion referendum advertisements
Two Facebook executives spoke before an Oireachtas committee this afternoon.
Taoiseach to consider law to protect journalists' sources following alleged INM data breach
Micheál Martin said any violation of a journalist’s data should be a criminal offence.
Facebook to admit 'they could have done better' responding to data concerns in Ireland
Up to 44,687 people in Ireland may have been affected by the Cambridge Analytica data breach.
INM to appoint external experts to review how editorial data is kept
Earlier this week, INM wrote to the individuals who may have had their data searched.
Data Commissioner expected to investigate potential IBRC data breach after complaint made
The Department of Finance confirmed that a former IBRC bank official had IBRC documents, and attempted to use them in an ongoing court case.
Taoiseach and Communications Minister both say alleged data breach at INM is 'concerning'
“For a democracy to function, we need an independent press,” the Taoiseach said in Galway today.
INM has written to individuals who may be affected by alleged data breach at company
The letter also details former chairperson of INM Leslie Buckley’s involvement in the breach.
'My mistake, I'm sorry': Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg testimony to Congress released
Zuckerberg will testify tomorrow amid the firestorm over the hijacking of data on millions of Facebook users.
INM CEO says 'the truth will prevail' about alleged massive data breach
Details of the ODCE affidavit have leaked through media outlets.
'There’s a strange atmosphere’: INM staff on how they're coping with data breach controversy
Many journalists’ confidential sources may have been compromised.
Data Commissioner 'actively supervising Facebook’s progress in cleaning up its act'
Up to 45,000 Irish Facebook profiles may have been affected by the Cambridge Analytica data breach.
Cambridge Analytica: UK regulator probing Facebook over data used in political campaigns
Facebook has admitted that data of up to 87 million users was shared with Cambridge Analytica.
Up to 87 million people impacted by Facebook data breach
It was previously thought that 50 million users had been affected.
Explainer: What on earth is going on at INM?
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
Grindr said in a statement that sharing data with the specific third parties was “industry practice”.
Zuckerberg says there was a 'breach of trust' between Facebook and its users
“I started Facebook, and at the end of the day I’m responsible for what happens on our platform.”
Explainer: What is Cambridge Analytica? The firm at the heart of Facebook's alleged data breach
The communication firm is accused of stealing information from 50 million Facebook users’ profiles.
Library records of 20 people in Dublin edited to include sexually explicit information
The details of the case were outlined Data Protection Commissioner’s annual report, published today.
Calls for public bodies not to be exempt from fines after details about 18 patients found on street
Last week in Drogheda, documents containing personal data from hospital patients was found by a local man on the street.
Uber covered up massive hack that stole personal information of more than 57 million drivers and customers
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.
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.
Missing AIB customer details found after bag handed into Galway business
About 550 customers were affected.
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.
Yahoo confirms at least 500 million accounts hacked
The company said the attack may be “State sponsored”
Couple find psychiatric reports beneath mattress in their rented Wexford house
The HSE said it is taking the matter “extremely seriously” and is investigating.
Bus company used CCTV video 'unfairly' to catch driver using mobile phone
The airport bus operator was found to have obtained the footage improperly.
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.
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.