Hacker breaks into Zwijndrecht police server (updated)
The Brussels Times reports:
A hacker broke into the server of the Zwijndrecht police zone and leaked thousands of license plates, fines and even police reports, VTM Nieuws and Het Laatste Nieuws reported on Thursday this evening.[…]
VTM Nieuws and Het Laatste Nieuws reported that the hacker was able to see all data from 2006 to September 2022. Trying to extort money from the police, the hacker downloaded a copy of the data and posted a link on the Internet.
Read more at The Brussel Times.
Post-publication, DataBreaches discovered that this attack was the work of Ragnar_Locker, who have leaked all the data. On November 26, Bleeping Computer reported that Ragnar Locker erred in claiming that they had hit the municipality when they had hit the police server. Errors in naming victims are not uncommon, which is why DataBreaches.net has repeatedly urged accounts on social media to not just repeat claims that have not been investigated or verified.