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London Police Warned to Stay Vigilant Amid Major Data Breach

August 28, 2023

Greater London’s Metropolitan Police have been warned that their information — names, ranks, ID numbers, vetting levels, and photos — was stolen by hackers in a breach that affects 47,000 officers and staff.

The hackers broke into the IT systems of a contractor tasked with printing warrant cards and staff passes. And because senior officials and officers operating in top secrecy were affected, the National Crime Agency (NCA) has been brought into assess and investigate the situation.

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