Cumbria Police admits huge data breach as names and salaries of staff published online

Jon Macpherson reports:

Another police force has admitted a data breach after the names and salaries of all its staff were accidentally published online.

Cumbria Police said that on March 6 it found out information about pay and allowances had been uploaded on its website following a “human error”. The force’s admission comes after an “industrial scale breach of data” in Northern Ireland this week which saw some details of around 10,000 officers and staff published online for a number of hours.

Details of another breach with the theft of documents and a laptop from a car in Newtownabbey in July also emerged on Wednesday. Cumbria Police said the impact of the breach was “low”, but the force had to contact every person affected.

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