ESB quashes hack claims

Irish Sunday Mirror - - NEWS -

THE ESB yes­ter­day dis­missed ru­mours hack­ers have breached its com­puter sys­tem.

The Gov­ern­ment’s Na­tional Cy­ber Se­cu­rity Cen­tre con­firmed it is work­ing with the in­tru­sion bid at the en­ergy firm.

The at­tack be­gan when hack­ers sent an email to an ESB en­gi­neer in Done­gal in a “spear phish­ing” at­tack which he re­ported to the cy­ber se­cu­rity team.

A spokesman said: “All threats are treated with the ut­most se­ri­ous­ness.”

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