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Soldiers at risk after 4,300 data breaches at Department of Defense, ministers admit

Ministers have acknowledged thousands of service families have been victims of data and security breaches at the MoD.

Home address and other personal information has been compromised in a series of mistakes in the last year.

Thousands of service families have been victims of data and security breaches at MoD

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Thousands of service families have been victims of data and security breaches at MoD
Shadow Defense Secretary John Healey said: 'Ministers must stop these leaks'

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Shadow Defense Secretary John Healey said: ‘Ministers must stop these leaks’

The figures show there will be 4,300 massive data breaches in 2021 – up from just 35 in the previous 12 months.

MPs have been told details of more than 4,000 armystaff and children studying at the force school have been compromised.

In June, the personal data of 1,182 employees, including those serving in the Special Forces, was accidentally leaked to a WhatsApp group.

And secret documents about the Navy destroyer HMS Defender have been released leaving a bus stop in Kent.

Shadow Secretary of Defense John Healey “It’s a catalog of security flaws that have put our troops and their families at risk,” he said.

“Ministers must stop these leaks.”

One MoD “We take unauthorized disclosure of information very seriously,” a spokesman said.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/17708569/mod-data-thousands-families/ Soldiers at risk after 4,300 data breaches at Department of Defense, ministers admit

Bobby Allyn

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