The Metropolitan Police is currently investigating a potential data breach that may have resulted from unauthorised access to one of its suppliers' systems. This supplier had access to officer and staff data such as names, ranks, photos, vetting levels, and pay numbers. all 47,000 members of staff and police officers, including senior officials, undercover and counter-terrorism officers, were exposed. The police force is working to determine whether any data was accessed and has taken additional security measures. While the Met was unable to provide specific details on the breach, they confirmed that the supplier did not have access to personal information such as addresses, phone numbers, or financial details. The incident has been reported to the National Crime Agency and the Information Commissioner's Office.
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