Limerick domestic abuse service hit by cyber attack

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ADAPT Director of Services Denise Dunne

LIMERICK-based domestic abuse services provider ADAPT has informed the office of the Data Protection Commissioner that a cyber-attack took place on part of its IT system on Tuesday, March 15.

In a statement to the Limerick Post, ADAPT Director of Services Denise Dunne said that over the past number of days ADAPT senior management team have been working with IT specialists to contain the incident.

“We have informed all stakeholders and are also working with an Garda Síochána Cyber Crime Unit as part of a criminal investigation into the attack.

The cyber-attack has not affected the supply of any of the services that ADAPT provides, we are continuing to provide the same level of services to those who need to access support,” Ms Dunne explained.

“At this point, there is no evidence to suggest that any of the data stored securely on the IT system has been compromised nor has there been any financial loss. Work is underway to restore all IT systems safely and securely.

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“We will continue to update service users, staff and any stakeholders of any further developments throughout the coming weeks,” she concluded.