6,700 Bank staff passwords leaked on hacking website

Unknown hackers have published 6,700 login details of bank staff including their email and passwords.

Most of the passwords belong to civil service, Health Service Executive (HSE) and staff from the Bank of Ireland, according to the Garda Computer Crime Investigation Unit.

The passwords are most likely specific to that defunct website rather than to sensitive private accounts. However, it is common for people to use the same passwords across several accounts, including work log-ins.

The Irish company Databackup.ie had made this discovery last Friday said that, “It contains email addresses from the Revenue, the HSE, AIB and private companies” 

“Tomorrow we are going to go online and tell (those on the list) that their passwords and emails have been posted on the web and it is best practice to change them.

“I know myself that I have passwords that I use for emails which I will probably use for websites that I am giving my credit card details to.”

However, until now none of the hackers have claimed responsibility for the data leak. We will keep you updated on the issue, as we are confirming the details from other sources.

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