UK Greater Manchester Police (GMP) announced that threat actors had access to the personal information of some of its employees after an unnamed third-party supplier was hit with a ransomware attack.
The GMP reported that the impacted company provides its services to various UK organizations, including Greater Manchester Police.
According to the statement published by the police, exposed data don’t include financial information.
“We are aware of a ransomware attack affecting a third-party supplier of various UK organisations, including GMP, which holds some information on those employed by GMP,” ACC Colin McFarlane of Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said. “.At this stage, it’s not believed this data includes financial information.”
The authorities are investigating into the incident and already notified the Information Commissioners Office.
“We understand how concerning this is for our employees so, as we work to understand any impact on GMP, we have contacted the Information Commissioners Office and are doing everything we can to ensure employees are kept informed, their questions are answered, and they feel supported,” McFarlane added.
In August, another security incident impacted a Police body in the United Kingdom.
The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has mistakenly shared sensitive data of all 10,000 serving police officers in response to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request. The request aimed at determining the numbers of PSNI officers
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