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The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) has confirmed it suffered a security breach of its payroll systems, which was discovered last month, saying no staff data had been compromised. It was previously feared that hackers could have stolen bank details for leading FAI employees and officials, like Ireland manager Mick …

  1. mics39

    Was someone looking for a pot of gold?

    1. Joeyjoejojrshabado
  2. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    Well done there

    "the FAI got in touch with the Irish Office of the Data Protection Commission as soon as the breach was discovered"

    That's the right way to do it. Of course, it happened in Ireland, which is not Irexiting from the EU, and the GDPR is starting to look like a very effective cluebat, but still, somebody had the balls to stand up and get counted, so congrats to him.

    The fact that the breach did not result in anything getting out is a relief for everyone involved and makes the diligence of the FAI all that more commendable. I'm sure the ODP will not treat them harshly.

    1. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

      Re: Well done there

      "somebody had the balls to stand up and get counted, so congrats to him.""

      That's one of the prime tenets of the GDPR. Early and honest reporting goes a long way to minimising any potential fines. Not reporting a breach which is later revealed can significantly increase any potential fine.

      1. Korev Silver badge

        Re: Well done there

        Will they throw in identity theft monitoring? Hope they kick off the process soon...

      2. Korev Silver badge

        Re: Well done there

        "Early and honest reporting goes a long way to minimising any potential penalties."

        Fixed that for ya....

  3. Claverhouse Silver badge

    Anything to do with footballers and their transient importance has the same momentous consequence as the online lists of Annual Darts-Winners from 1973 - 2003 at the Hare & Hounds, Wogglethorpe, near Iresby-on-Plonk, Westmoreland [ closed 2008 nearly a year after the Smoking Ban ] being nicked by villains.

  4. Fortycoats


    I am absolutely shocked about this.

    The FAI displaying compentency in anything is definitely NOT normal (apart from organizing junkets for the suits). Is that what happens when the entire board gets sacked? You actually get people who know what they're doing? Who knew?

    1. Ken 16 Silver badge

      Re: Shocked!

      get back in the Wagon!

      you know the IT department are going to be outside the junket list in any organisation

  5. Sam3000

    Evidence Vs Reality

    "there is no evidence of any of their data being extracted from the server."

    is not the same as

    "No data was extracted from the server"

    The former could simply be the the result of terrible logging and monitoring, even if plenty of data was extracted.

    Then again, if no card details have been used fraudulently, that's a good sign.

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