European Data Protection Digest

Blacknight Notifies DPC, Customers About Incident

DATA LOSS—IRELAND

February 3, 2012

The Irish hosting firm Blacknight has notified customers that a 31 January data breach may have exposed their contact details, the Irish Times reports. More than 40,000 customers' e-mail addresses may have been affected by the breach, according to the report. In an apology letter, Blacknight's CEO said, "Unfortunately the reality is that we and our customers are attacked on a daily basis. We're trying to deal with it as responsibly as we can." The data protection commissioner has also been notified.
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