Security threat after cyber attack on London Metropolitan Police contractor

London Metropolitan Police disclosed over the weekend that hackers had infiltrated the IT systems of a third-party supplier, resulting in the theft of sensitive data about police force employees.

It is understood the supplier stored information on their servers detailing the names, photos, ranks, identification numbers, vetting levels, and payroll details of London Metropolitan Police Force employees, but not details such as residential addresses or phone numbers.

“We are working with the company to understand if there has been any security breach,” reads a London Metropolitan Police Force statement. The force is the UK’s largest, employing over 47,000 officers and civilians.

Falanx Cyber Security Limited (LON:FCS) provides enterprise-class cyber security services and solutions. They deliver end-to-end cyber capabilities, either as specific engagements or as fully-managed services. 

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