UK: Police Security Tightened After Assange Supporter ‘Steals’ Data

Tom Brewster reports:

Police security measures have been increased, after a hacker claimed to have stolen logins and passwords from two forces’ websites, apparently as part of the campaign on behalf of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Both Hertfordshire and Nottinghamshire police forces confirmed to TechWeekEurope that they were investigating the claims, made by a hacker purportedly protesting for Julian Assange’s freedom.

A Pastebin post appeared to contain swathes of information from the Hertfordshire and Nottinghamshire Police forces, as well as the Police.uk website, which offers citizens “crime maps” of areas of the UK and which is operated by the Home Office. There was no confirmation that all three were breached.

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