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# Data Breach

Last month
April 2023
# Data Breach
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.
This year
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.
# Cyber Security
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
# no phones allowed
Government ministers to be banned from using phones at Cabinet meetings from today
The Minister for Finance confirmed the ban this morning,
# Data Breach
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
# cyber breach
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.
# HSE cyber hack
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.
# Care
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.
# Data Breach
Personal data of customers 'inadvertently' leaked online
The Data Protection Commissioner has been notified.
# millions affected
Data Protection Commission launches probe into Facebook over user data breach
The dataset leaked online included phone numbers and email addresses from Facebook users
# Email Addresses
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.
# Data Breach
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.
# Child and Family Agency
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”.
# Data Breach
Home addresses of UK Honours recipients accidentally published online
It has been described as a “farcical and inexcusable mistake”.
# Media
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 Breach
Data Protection Commission notified over 2018 breach by State Examinations Commission
The breach, which occurred last year, affected 64 medical card holders.
# Data Breach
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.
# Cabot Financial
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.
# Our Lady of Lourdes
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.
# Data Breach
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.
# Data Breach
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.
# Data Breach
NUIG data breach concerns as USB possibly storing student details goes missing
All students who may have been impacted have been notified.
# Hacked
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.
# Hacked
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 Breach
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.
# unencrypted
37,000 Eir customers affected by data breach after laptop stolen
Gardaí and the Data Protection Commissioner have been notified.
# Data Breach
PSNI says it has 'no report' of private data being handed to loyalist paramilitaries
The Irish News says it has seen the data.
# Security
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.
# Data Breach
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
Data Protection Commissioner concludes investigation into Yahoo over massive data breach
500 million people were affected by the breach.
# Ipswich
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.
# Data Breach
INM board 'horrified' at the idea data was accessed
The company holds its AGM today.
# Data
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.
# Data Breach
Teenagers' personal details illegally accessed by hackers at Carlow school
A full garda investigation is now underway.
# Data
Facebook rolling out tool in Ireland to help combat fake abortion referendum advertisements
Two Facebook executives spoke before an Oireachtas committee this afternoon.
# Media
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.
# More questions no answers
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.
# 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.
# bank documents
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.