UK Ministry Of Defence Pwned… Details Of 250 Afghan Interpreters Leaked

The people of Afghanistan have lots of problems. And if you’re someone who worked with NATO, your problems are worse. But they just got worse than that with the news that the UK Ministry Of Defence has been pwned:

It is not yet clear if the interpreters concerned are in the UK or Afghanistan after dozens were left behind following the withdrawal of UK troops from Afghanistan last month after the Taliban took the country.

An MoD spokeswoman told Sky News 250 email addresses are part of the breach but it is not yet known if they contain the names or photos of the translators involved.

The breach was carried out by the Afghan Relocations Assistance Policy (ARAP) team, which is led by the Home Office and MoD.

The MoD spokeswoman said: “An investigation has been launched into a data breach of information from the Afghan Relocations Assistance Policy team.

“We apologise to everyone impacted by this breach and are working hard to ensure it does not happen again.

“The Ministry of Defence takes its information and data handling responsibilities very seriously.”

The MoD is going to help these people. But I hope by “help” they are going to ensure that these people are safe from any retaliation from the Taliban or others. But this illustrates why cyberdefences need to be 100% on point 100% of the time. Otherwise, you are on the wrong side of the headlines.

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