Irish data protection chief in leaked report 'hack'
Man bites watchdog
Updated There's red faces at the office of the Data Protection Commissioner this morning after a blogger lifted an upcoming official report off its website and published it early.
As a result, data from the Data Protection Commissioner's Annual Report was published on a local blog on Wednesday a day before its official release on Thursday morning, state broadcaster RTE reports.
The mechanism of the "hack" is unclear, but one likely theory is that a staffer made the report available for download even though it wasn't included in the site's index.
The Data Protection Commissioner is supposed to act as a privacy watchdog so any security breach, however minor, is embarrassing. ®
Damian Mulley, the blogger who found the report, has been in touch to explain that no hacking was involved.
"The document was already uploaded to the site, just not linked to from the front page. Given that when they publish a document it is linked to as documentID=xxx I just added a one to the most recent document and thar she blowed," he explained.
Internet laws In Ireland
Internet laws In Ireland.are you kidding! These are almost non existant, with a few loop holes (Yes, i have read the so called cyber laws).....oddly these will not be changed yet
I was reading an artical earlier today and one part has some what stuck in my head "Ireland is the Technology hub of Europe" ......that can't be right!! our cyber law's are full of more holes than swiss cheese....I recenty took a trip to a meeting hot spot for some of Irelands "hottest" hackers (i have never heard the term "hot" in the same context as script kiddies or hackers) anyway... these people gave me their opinions on Irish cyber law ... and in their own respective words " it dosnt exist... planning cyber attacks in ireland is to easy " ...... still I wouldn't be worried they're knowledge is somewhat not based on malicious attacks ... but more on security for their own systems ....
Yes, it's a hack
A hack doesn't have to be massively complex - the best ones aren't.
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a hack is a hack
as many have already said this is a hack, not a very hard one, but still a hack.
however i would consider this as illegal as entering an unlocked house, or "stealing" wifi from an open router.
this does not however excuse the victim from their responsibility to protect their own stuff.
the blogger should get a slap on the wrist, and the chief should be fired for failing to enact better policies...