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# Hacked

This year
Northern Ireland Secretary’s Twitter account hacked
Several tweets including swear words and a racial slur were posted on the account belonging to Tory MP Chris Heaton-Harris.
Last year
Red Cross appeals to hackers after major cyberattack
It was not immediately clear who was behind the breach.
All time
Streaming site Twitch confirms hack after confidential company data appears online
The service, where users often stream live video game play, confirmed the break-in on Twitter.
Gardaí begin probe of Fastway cyber attack
The Garda probe is the second to be launched as the Data Protection Commission are also carrying out an assessment.
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.
'Make sure you have strong passwords' Vicky Phelan urges, after her Instagram account is hacked
The mother-of-two flew to the US last month for further treatment for cancer.
Twitter reveals further details about the large-scale hack of celebrity accounts
The company said hackers attempted to mislead certain employees.
Twitter says hackers 'manipulated' employees to access accounts
More than $100,000 (€87,000) worth of the virtual currency was sent to email addresses mentioned in the tweets
London's Met Police apologise after Twitter and email accounts are hacked
A number of unauthorised posts were also made on the force’s website last night.
Suspect arrested over major data leak targeting German officials including Angela Merkel
The information comprised addresses, phone numbers, letters, invoices and copies of identity documents.
Massive data leak targets German officials including Angela Merkel
The information comprised home addresses, mobile phone numbers, letters, invoices and copies of identity documents.
At least 3,226 user records compromised in Luas cyber attack
The records of those who had signed up for the Luas newsletter had been compromised, Transdev said this afternoon.
Irish data watchdog told only small amount of EU accounts affected in Facebook data breach
On Friday, Facebook reported that up to 50 million accounts were breached in a security flaw.
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.
Teen 'cyber terrorist' who hacked CIA chief jailed for two years
Kane Gamble was 15 when he started carrying out the attacks from his bedroom in Leicestershire.
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.
'You will be held accountable Trump': ISIS sympathisers hack US government websites
The messages were written in gold lettering against a black backdrop.
Wikileaks releases CIA hacks of Apple devices (that users can't undo)
Security experts say the exploits are plausible, but suggest they pose little threat to typical users as they require physical access to devices.
Hacker avoids jail after sending readers of The Sun to page saying Rupert Murdoch had killed himself
Judge Martin Nolan said that as far as he knew, “Mr Murdoch is still happily living.”
The NTMA website is still down after an attempted hack this morning
The National Treasury Management Agency detected a hack earlier this morning.
'There is no equality between humans': Bilderberg group website hacked
The site has been taken down by hackers identifying themselves as the Hackback movement and Anonymous.
One billion Yahoo users could have had their data stolen
This is separate from its previously disclosed breach affecting 500 million.
Tesco Bank freezes 20,000 UK accounts after fraud attack
Tesco Ireland confirmed that none of the 27,000 Irish Tesco Bank customers were impacted by the attack.
Police investigating alleged hack of Pippa Middleton's iCloud account
In a statement from her lawyers, Middleton confirmed her account had been accessed.
Hackers post naked pictures, passport and driver's licence of Ghostbusters star to her website
Leslie Jones was the target of abuse on Twitter last month.
The FBI has hacked into the San Bernardino iPhone without Apple's help
The agency has dropped its legal case against Apple as a result.
Police arrest British 16-year-old linked to hacking of CIA boss
The 16-year-old was arrested in the East Midlands in England on Tuesday.
Government websites hit by cyberattack
Services like the Central Statistics Office and the Courts service of Ireland were down because of a DDoS attack
Anonymous attacks Thai police sites in protest at backpacker murder verdicts
Two Myanmar migrant workers were sentenced to death last month over the murders of two British tourists.
A programmer wrote scripts to automate his job, email his wife and make his coffee
JD Wetherspoon customer details stolen after website hacked
The database for its old website, containing details on 656,723 customers, was hacked in June.
There's a new kind of Facebook notification you'll never want to see
It means your profile is believed to have been targeted by a government-sponsored hacker.
Oireachtas, Garda and Defence Forces emails appear on Ashley Madison database
A search of the hacked databases found 17 email addresses linked to government departments and state agencies.
A secular blogger has been hacked to death at his home in Bangladesh
It’s the fourth such murder in Bangladesh since the start of the year.
The site people use to have affairs has been hacked and all their data is leaking online
Dublin gym websites targeted by Islamist hacking group
The leisure centres are working to remove the messages and gruesome content.
Katie Hopkins' Twitter account has been hacked
The hacker claims to have a sex tape belonging to Hopkins. Err…
'Large cyber attack' brings down Waterford Institute exam website on results day
The latest update just over an hour ago is that the website is back up and running.
A cyber-attack has left four million US government staff in serious trouble
China says that it didn’t do it.