On Thursday the 21st of January Boards.ie announced that they were the victims of an external attackwhich may have led to the compromise of their user database. As that database contained more than 280,000 users it was potentially a major issue. Details of what happened are available on Boards.ie’s website where they give a good summary of the main points that happened during the attack. What was really impressive was the way that the management and staff of Boards.ie managed the communications throughout the event. Damien Mulley has a good post on the whole area of crisis communication, a key element many overlook in their incident response plans. I was also interviewed on the late news on Network 2 that night and make a brief appearance on the news item which starts are 12 minutes or so into the bulletin.