Belfast Telegraph

Data hack at South Eastern Regional College could affect staff's information - reports

A data hack at South Eastern Regional College (SERC) has compromised staff's personal information, it has been reported.

The BBC reports staff at the further education college have been told their data may be at risk.

It follows the hacking of an employee's email account.

A representative from the SERC said it was working with the the Information Commissioner's Office and the PSNI to resolve the issue.

The SERC falls under the remit of the Department for the Economy.

A spokesperson told the broadcaster the data breach had been identified within 30 minutes of receiving the suspicious email and it had "no evidence to suggest that data contained within the hacked email account has been exported to any third parties".

The SERC has a number of campuses across south-eastern Northern Ireland and has around 32,000 students.

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