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An Post notifies the Data Protection Commission of customer data breach

An Post has notified the Data Protection Commission (DPC) of a breach affecting 250 customers.   An email sent to customers about the move of the AddressPal service from one post office in Cork to another accidentally had all 250 recipients’ email addresses in the ‘To’ field rather than 249 of them being in the ‘Bcc’ (blind carbon copy) field. This meant every customer who received the email could see …

Data breach costs Netherlands hospital €460,000

Haga Hospital, based in the Netherlands, was this week fined €460,000 by the Dutch data protection authority (AP) for breaching the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).  Haga was investigated by the AP after 85 hospital employees had access to the medical records of Samantha de Jong, AKA Barbie, a well-known Dutch reality TV star.  

Latest phishing scam targets Microsoft OneNote users

Phishing is a constant threat for organisations and individuals alike. The scam, which involves sending emails that masquerade as legitimate organisations to fraudulently obtain sensitive information, targets hundreds of millions of organisations and people daily. Microsoft OneNote users are the latest target of a phishing scam. An email entitled “New Audio Note …