UK criminal records office confirms cyber incident behind portal issues

Sergiu Gatlan reports:

The UK’s Criminal Records Office (ACRO) has finally confirmed, after weeks of delaying issuing a statement, that online portal issues experienced since January 17 resulted from what it described as a “cyber security incident.”

ACRO is the country’s national law enforcement organization responsible for managing criminal record information, providing criminal records on request, and sharing those records with foreign nations.

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