Personal data of 112,000 French police officers leaked online
MANILA, Philippines – The personal information of 112,000 French police officers was leaked onto Google Drive in early June following a security breach.
The BBC reported on Monday, June 27, that a disgruntled worker for the Mutuelle Generale de la Police (MGP), which provides the police with extra health and other insurance benefits, uploaded the information.
The information on the drive includes the details of active and retired officers, as well as information on their families. The leaked information reportedly also includes postal addresses.
The information was uploaded on June 2 and was password protected. It isn't known, however, if further security measures were placed on the data. Security experts have said no two-factor authentication was used on the data, but anyone with the password may have been able to access the data.
The MGP reportedly told France TV that it was the victim of "a malicious act on the part of an employee."
The breach comes around two weeks after a French police officer and his partner were killed by an assailant claiming allegiance to ISIS. The suspect in that case, Larossi Abballa, was killed in the police operation. – Rappler.com