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Greater Manchester Police ransomware attack another classic demo of supply chain challenges

September 15, 2023

The UK’s Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has admitted that crooks have got their mitts on some of its data after a third-party supplier responsible for ID badges was attacked.

According to the Manchester Evening News the stolen data included the names and pictures of police officers held by the supplier for use on thousands of ID badges.

Assistant Chief Constable Colin McFarlane of Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said: “We are aware of a ransomware attack affecting a third-party supplier of various UK organizations, including GMP, which holds some information on those employed by GMP.”

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