(update) GAA details stolen in data breach

As a small update to the GAA breach reported yesterday, News Letter reports that an arrest has been made:

Personal details of more than 500 GAA members have been stolen.

One man was arrested followed the security breach at Belfast company Servasport, which held the database.

The information taken includes postal and email addresses, phone numbers and in just over 500 cases, medical information.

In relation to the 501,786 members the database holds 288,511 dates of birth, 107,212 mobile numbers, 63,695 landline numbers, and 30,171 email addresses.

Around 167,000 of the members on the database are under 18. However, it is GAA policy that mobile phone or email details of under 18s should not be stored on any database.

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