DK: Police were warned during hacker attack

AJ reports on a breach that allegedly involved a Danish hacker and  Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Wargi:

Denmark’s most devastating hacker attack could have been prevented from escalating if the national police Rigspolitiet and the IT company CSC had reacted to a critical report by Deloitte in June 2012, Politiken reports.

By the time Deloitte had warned authorities that their systems were sensitive to cybercrime, hackers had already gained access to personal data from the driving licence database and a register of wanted persons in the Schengen Region.

Over a period lasting at least four and half months in 2012, the hackers stole four million Danish driving licence ID numbers from the police database. However, it took a tip-off from the Swedish authorities nine months later, in March 2013, before the Danish police and CSC realised the seriousness of the case.

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