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UK Military Personnel's Data Breached in Hack, BBC Reports

Personal information of UK military personnel accessed in a data breach. Payroll system managed by an external contractor affected. No operational Ministry of Defence data obtained.

In a concerning development, the BBC has reported that personal information belonging to UK military personnel has been accessed in a data breach. The breach occurred in a payroll system that was managed by an external contractor. However, the broadcaster assures that no operational Ministry of Defence data was obtained. As a precautionary measure, the department immediately took the system offline.


According to the report, the compromised information includes names and bank details of both current and some former members of the Royal Navy, Army, and Air Force. This breach raises serious concerns about the security of sensitive data within the UK's defence department.


At this time, the Ministry of Defence has not responded to a request for comment from Reuters outside of working hours. However, it is expected that Members of Parliament (MPs) will be informed about this breach during the Commons session on Tuesday.


Data breaches of this nature can have far-reaching consequences, potentially exposing individuals to identity theft and financial fraud. The breach of military personnel's data is particularly alarming, as it could compromise national security and put individuals at risk.


The Ministry of Defence must take immediate action to investigate the breach, identify the extent of the data accessed, and implement robust measures to prevent such incidents in the future. It is crucial that the privacy and security of military personnel's personal information are safeguarded to maintain trust and confidence within the armed forces.

 
  • Personal information of UK military personnel accessed in a data breach

  • Payroll system managed by an external contractor affected

  • No operational Ministry of Defence data obtained


Source: REUTERS

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