37,000 Eir customers face data breach in laptop theft

Adrian Weckler reports:

Some 37,000 Eir customers have been hit by a security breach after a staff laptop was stolen.

The telecoms firm said that the breach happened when an unencrypted device was stolen outside an office at the weekend. Customer data exposed included names, email addresses, phone numbers and Eir account numbers.

However, Eir insists that no financial data was exposed.

The company has reported the incident to gardaí and the Data Protection Commissioner.

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