The details of more than 3,000 customers or potential customers of a Derry based broadband company have been published online.
Bluebox Broadband is based in the Skeoge Industrial Estate and they contacted everyone affected by email to apologise.
The company was alerted to the possibility of a data breach on Friday and the incident has been reported to PSNI’s cyber-crime unit. The incident happened after someone accessed the information that was being held on a server that was being used by Bluebox.
The details, which included names, addresses and telephone contacts, were published on an online forum on Thursday. The details have since been removed.
One of the customers affected by the data breach contacted the ‘Journal’ to show us a copy of the email sent to them from Managing Director, Scott McClelland.
“At Bluebox we have always taken security very seriously and this incident is first time anything like this has ever occurred in the ten years since we began providing Internet services. While no significant customer information has been exposed we will be working with independent experts to learn lessons from this and take all steps necessary to prevent anything like this happening in the future,” said Mr. McClelland.