Tuesday 15 October 2019

'There's a few hacks in here' - Mick McCarthy laughs off cyber attack on FAI ahead of Denmark test

Ireland manager Mick McCarthy is pictured during a training session at Telia Parken in Copenhagen, Denmark. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
Ireland manager Mick McCarthy is pictured during a training session at Telia Parken in Copenhagen, Denmark. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Daniel McDonnell in Copenhagen

Ireland boss Mick McCarthy says the cyber attack at the FAI hasn't affected him.

The FAI revealed on Wednesday that there was an attempt to hack their computers at the association's headquarters in Abbotstown, Dublin over the weekend.

Forensic computer scientists are on site at Abbotstown looking into the problem and it's believed there were also some issues with the phone lines at the headquarters over the weekend.

The Ireland manager today laughed off the subject at his pre-match press conference in Copenhagen.

"There's a few hacks in here," said McCarthy, when the matter was raised. "I don't have an FAI email address. It's not affecting me at all.

"Cathal's been busy," he added, with a nod to the FAI Communications Director Cathal Dervan.

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