A cyber attack on a third-party ID card supplier has resulted in the compromise of personal details belonging to officers of the Greater Manchester Police (GMP) and the Metropolitan Police. This incident is being treated as a serious criminal investigation [3] [4], with the National Crime Agency leading the efforts.


The stolen information includes officers’ names [4], photographs [2], and police collar numbers [4]. However, no home addresses or financial information was accessed [4]. The Information Commissioners Office has been notified [1] [2] [4], and steps are being taken to support and inform the affected employees [4]. The investigation into the data breach is ongoing [4], and the impact of the incident is currently being assessed [4].


The leak of personal details has caused anxiety among police officers [4]. Measures are being implemented to mitigate the risks and dangers posed by the breach [4]. The Information Commissioners Office will be conducting an investigation on behalf of those affected. The full extent of the impact and the future implications of this incident are yet to be determined.


[1] https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-66810756
[2] https://techmonitor.ai/technology/cybersecurity/greater-manchester-police-cyberattack
[3] https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/manchester-police-data-breached/
[4] https://news.sky.com/story/greater-manchester-police-officers-details-targeted-in-ransomware-attack-12960852