Greater Manchester Police officers' details hacked in cyber attack

Greater Manchester Police officers' details hacked in cyber attack

Sep 14, 2023 by BBC News - Technology

Key Facts

  • Image source, PA Media Image caption, One officer said there were concerns about the names of undercover officers being revealed Police officers' personal details have been hacked after a company was targeted in a cyber attack.
  • One officer, speaking anonymously to the BBC, said while the names of many officers were publicly available, there was particular concern regarding the identities of undercover officers.
  • Image source, GMP Federation Image caption, Mike Peake said work was being done to mitigate risks to officers Mike Peake, chairman of Greater Manchester Police Federation, said: "Our colleagues are undertaking some of the most difficult and dangerous roles imaginable to catch criminals and keep the public safe.
  • Elizabeth Baxter, head of cyber investigations at the Information Commissioner's Office, said police officers and staff expected their information to be kept secure, and were "right to be concerned when that doesn't happen".

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