Belfast civil servant offered to sell secret database info to newspaper

Meet the civil servant who attempted to sell Sunday Life information from a top-secret government database — including the personal details of a local celebrity.

The secrets-for-cash offer was made by Martin Cunningham — an administrative assistant based at a Belfast based Jobs and Benefits Office.

The 26-year-old from Downpatrick said he could snoop the Social Security Agency’s internal computer system in return for “enough” cash to “holiday in Barbados”.

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