O’Brien-backed company battles Irish Water hackers

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The Irish Water website yesterday

A company backed by billionaire Denis O’Brien is being paid substantial sums of money to protect Irish Water’s website from “severe” cyber attacks, with six serious incidents identified in just five months alone.

Documents released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that a company called Another 9 or A9 Business Recovery Services has “proved invaluable to Irish Water in instances where attempts have been made to hack the Irish Water website”.

The company...

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