According to Guardian, The personal information of 2,500 LAPD officers and 17,500 people who had applied to join the force were exposed in a data breach, the department announced on Monday.
The Los Angeles Police Department was informed of a potential breach of records held by the city’s personnel department on 25 July, and it notified affected officers over the weekend.
“The LAPD is working with our city partners to understand the extent and impact of the data breach better,”
We are also taking steps to ensure the department’s data is protected from any further intrusions.Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement.
The compromised data combined officers’ names, dates of birth, the last four digits of their social security numbers (SSN), and the email addresses and passwords they set up when applying for the job, a spokesman for the Los Angeles mayor’s office confirmed to the Guardian.