IE: More than 5,000 affected by Park by Phone data breach

Eoin English reports:

More than 5,000 people have been affected by the data breach at Cork City’s Park by Phone service, it emerged last night.

Cybersecurity experts are assisting with an investigation into the breach and steps have been taken to secure the service, which is provided to the city council under contract by ParkMagic.

While the reported breach occurred last Thursday and was notified to the relevant authorities and to the public on Friday, it has emerged that the first instance of the breach occurred in May.

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While no personal bank account or credit or debit card details were accessed, no account balances altered, and no passwords compromised, personal data including car registration numbers, email addresses, and mobile phone numbers may have been compromised.

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