Oireachtas issues warning over ‘sophisticated’ hack of councillor’s email

Nearly 4,000 emails were sent from Peter O’Brien’s account to members of the Oireachtas, journalists, staff at NGOs, social welfare offices and union members in a phishing attack.

8th September, 2021
Oireachtas issues warning over ‘sophisticated’ hack of councillor’s email
Councillor Peter O’Brien’s email was hacked: ‘The last two days I've been fielding emails and phone calls from people all over Ireland, asking me questions and I feel guilty because it came from my email address - I've given them this inconvenience’

The official email account of a south Dublin councillor was hacked in a “sophisticated” attack that targeted TDs and sentators.

Peter O’Brien, a Labour councillor for the Dundrum electoral area, said his official account was hacked on Monday of this week. Nearly 4,000 emails were sent from his account to members of the Oireachtas, journalists, staff at NGOs, social welfare offices and union members in a phishing attack.

Approximately 1,250 were delivered...

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