Russian hackers leak confidential UK police data on the ‘dark web’ after their ransom was rejected

Confidential information held by some of Britain’s police forces has been stolen by Russian hackers in an embarrassing security breach, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

The cyber-criminal gang Clop has released some of the material it plundered from an IT firm that handles access to the police national computer (PNC) on the so-called ‘dark web’ – with the threat of more to follow.

Clop is believed to have demanded a ransom from the company, Dacoll, after launching a ‘phishing’ attack in October that gave it access to material, including that of the PNC, holding the personal information and records of 13 million people.

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Source: Daily Mail