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Wednesday 29 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Data Breach

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# Malware
Hackers steal more than 16 million email account details in Germany
The BSI uncovered the security breach after it ran an analysis of botnets, which can be used to carry out attacks.
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.
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.
# Data Breach
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
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.
# Driving Licence
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.
# Data Breach
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.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you have concerns about using your credit card online?
More details of a major security breach have appeared this morning.
# getawaybreaks
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.
# confidential
Eleven breaches of patient data at HSE hospitals in six months
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.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday
Everyone’s talking about the government asking Facebook for users’ information and intervention in Syria.
# ibrc
Data breach involving payments to current and former IBRC staff
Dozens of current and former staff at the former Anglo Irish Bank have been affected by the data breach.
# Ming v Shatter
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.
# Benefit claimants
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.
# Data Protection
O2 admits to loss of tape which could have customers’ personal data
The mobile phone company, which has 1.6 million customers in Ireland, says there is a “low risk to customer data privacy” and says the tape is likely to be still in an O2 building.
# Data Protection
Data Protection Commissioner investigating secondary schools' security flaw
The data watchdog has asked the manufacturer of potentially vulnerable software to provide a full list of affected schools.
# Data Protection
Irish pupils' records at risk in major data protection threat
A single username and password can be used to log into dozens of school management systems, can reveal.
# Privacy
Breaches of patient information addressed by new guidelines
HIQA issues document for health and social care workers to try to prevent privacy of patient data being breached.
# Airtricity
Airtricity under investigation after disclosure of customer information
The utility company claimed the matter was no longer under investigation but the Data Protection Commissioner has confirmed its investigation is ongoing.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
Your nightly news round-up of the day’s biggest stories…
# Data Breach
Personal info of YouPorn chat service users compromised, says company
It is not clear how many people were potentially affected by the breach of the chat service affiliated to the popular pornography website.
# Eircom
More than 8,000 Eircom StudyHub customers hacked in data breach
Usernames and passwords were compromised in the attack on the exam support service.
# Security
Eircom criticised by DPC over slow reporting of laptop data breach
Bank account details of some 550 customers may be at risk as Eircom has only now revealed a data breach that occurred last year.
# Tallaght Hospital
Hospital data breach wider than Tallaght, says CEO: report
Meanwhile, a Freephone number has been launched for Tallaght Hospital patients worried about their information.
# LulzSec
19-year-old Essex man arrested over CIA and Senate hacking
An English teen is suspected of being involved in the ‘LulzSec’ hacking movement, which denies any involvement.
DCU apologises for data protection breach
A survey sent out to employers of DCU graduates allowed all recipients to view the entire mailing list. DCU says the incident was a genuine mistake.
# Hackers
US Citigroup customers targeted by hackers
The credit and debit card information of a large number of Citi customers has been compromised. The bank said it discovered the breach during routine monitoring.
# Oh No Mario!
Hackers target Nintendo but company says no data has been lost
The makers of the Wii console revealed details of the attack today in what is the latest in a series of breaches targeting big brands.
# Playstation
Sony to resume some PlayStation services following data breach
The company said that some services would resume this week but it would take until the end of the month for a full reboot.
Data breach at Trinity College Dublin
Personal information was made available on a local college network, but Trinity says it doesn’t believe that privacy was compromised.
# Data Breach
RecruitIreland offline after 400,000 email addresses hit in data breach
The recruitment website closes its online doors after the details of 400,000 members were apparently accessed yesterday.