‘BLAYNEY MAN’S ON-LINE ‘ALERT’ EXPOSES… DATA BREACH ‘GLITCH ‘ ON NEW NATIONAL DRIVER LICENCE WEBSITE

15 November 2013 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By PATSY McARDLE

A CASTLEBLAYNEY man, who has considerable experience in the international security field, uncovered a major glitch this week which compromised data security on the official website for the new National Driver Licence Service or NDLS, which is the official name given to the new service!

The website deals with all applications for learner permits and driving licences!

THE disclosure was made on Monday last by an alert Blayney driver, Mr. Kevin Mullen, of Laurel Hill, as details of a number of applicants for licences appeared ‘on screen’ and could be read by others using the official website!

The revelation followed the earlier unassociated announcement over concerns over the possible hacking of details of hundreds of SuperValu ‘holiday’ customers, on another ‘secure’ website!.

A sharp-sighted Mr. Mullen revealed he was astonished to discover that, after getting in touch with the new NDLS (National Driving Licence Service) via their contact email address on the web site, he discovered the “appearance” of a number of private messages sent to the Service by other applicants!
He said he sent the NDLS an email to which they replied, but when he proceeded to respond, in relation to the message, and went into the site to bring up the ‘Contacts Form’ he discovered all the details he had already provided in an initial email reappeared on the form, and “were displayed for everyone to view”.
Then, he said, he found he was further able to read correspondence sent by other applicants, which also came up on the …

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