Vulnerabilities

UK Special Forces soldiers’ personal data was floating around WhatsApp in a leaked Army spreadsheet

An astonishing data security blunder saw the personal data of Special Forces soldiers circulating around WhatsApp in a leaked British Army spreadsheet.
The document, seen by The Register , contained details of all 1,182 British soldiers recently promoted from corporal to sergeant – including those in sensitive units such as the Special Air Service, Special Boat Service and the Special Reconnaissance Regiment.
Special Forces soldiers’ identities are supposed to be protected from public disclosure in case terrorists target them or their families. Yet yesterday an Excel file was freely being passed around on WhatsApp groups after being leaked from inside the Ministry of Defence.
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