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Experian defends database security practices in face of investigations

Experian defends database security practices in face of investigations

Data brokers are on the hot seat as the Irish regulators begin an investigation into Experian's security methods and the US Congress demands more transparency into what's collected and how it's handled.

Google disappears for Irish internet users - but was it a nameserver hack or admin screwup?

Google disappears for Irish internet users - but was it a nameserver hack or admin screwup?

Thousands of Google users in Ireland found that they were unable to access the site earlier today when the nameservers for google.ie began to point to a third-party site based in Indonesia.

But was it an admin cockup or the result of a malicious hack?

Facebook will no longer tell you everything it knows about you

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The social network, swamped by data requesters inspired by the Europe vs. Facebook campaign, is now directing users to a page where they can download their own archives. The categories of data it’s releasing has shrunk to less than half of what it was disclosing until recently, as Facebook flips on an autoreply “we won’t talk about it any more” mode.

400,000 email addresses exposed by Irish recruitment website hack

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Money mule spam is sent by fraudsters to users exposed after the security breach at RecruitIreland.com.

Phishing mule caught on CCTV escapes jail

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A man who helped steal €12,000 from Irish bank accounts through a phishing email campaign has managed to avoid being sent to jail. Dublin Circuit Criminal Court imposed a three year suspended sentence on 38-year-old Eghosa Aigbe after he was Read more…