IE: Cork local investigated over hacking of council’s parking app

The Journal reports:

The Garda Computer Crime Unit has been drafted in to probe how 5,000 people’s personal information collected by Cork City Council had been illegally accessed by a hacker.

Detectives in that garda unit are investigating the breach which saw thousands of people who used a parking app potentially having their data stolen. The compromised information includes names, addresses, phone numbers and vehicle registration numbers.


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2 comments to “IE: Cork local investigated over hacking of council’s parking app”

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  1. Vaporleaf - October 9, 2018

    Government websites always seem to be among the most vulnerable ones.

    • Dissent - October 9, 2018

      I’ve been told that the reason I see so many council breaches is that councils are generally staffed by a few volunteer retirees and they don’t have many resources, etc. Or at least that’s what I was told about UK councils.

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