A EIR, a empresa mobile e broadband de telecomunicações da Irlanda sofreu uma violação de segurança esta semana.
Ao que foi apontado, dados de 37K de clientes foram expostos na violação de acordo com as fontes da companhia.
Ao que se sabe, a causa raiz da violação foi um computador roubado e que não detinha criptografia de disco ativada. Os dados expostos foram names dos clientes, endereços de email, números de telefone e EIR account numbers.
“Eir has reported a data breach of personal details for up to 37,000 customers to the Data Protection Commissioner. The data consists of names, email addresses, phone numbers and eir account numbers.” states the data breach notification published by the company on its official website.
“This is a result of the theft of one laptop, which was stolen off premises. No other personal or financial data relating to customers was stored on the laptop in question.”
De acordo com a companhia não foram expostos dados financeiros.
A empresa de telecomunicações relatou o incidente ao Comissário de Proteção de Dados prontamente.
“Eir treats privacy and protection of all data extremely seriously and our policy is that all company laptops should be encrypted as well as a password protected,” it said.
“In this case the laptop had been decrypted by a faulty security update the previous working day, which had affected a subset of our laptops and was subsequently resolved.”
A Eir está a notificar o incidente aos clientes afetados.
Para mais perguntas, os clientes podem consultar as perguntas frequentes (FAQ) da empresa.
Pedro Tavares is a professional in the field of information security working as an Ethical Hacker/Pentester, Malware Researcher and also a Security Evangelist. He is also a founding member at CSIRT.UBI and Editor-in-Chief of the security computer blog seguranca-informatica.pt.
In recent years he has invested in the field of information security, exploring and analyzing a wide range of topics, such as pentesting (Kali Linux), malware, exploitation, hacking, IoT and security in Active Directory networks. He is also Freelance Writer (Infosec. Resources Institute and Cyber Defense Magazine) and developer of the 0xSI_f33d – a feed that compiles phishing and malware campaigns targeting Portuguese citizens.
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