Conmen DID use leaked info of sporty civil servants… to attack HMRC

By | December 18, 2012

Source: The Register

by Anna Leach

Sec65In this article “Criminals used the personal data of 100,000 civil servants that was swiped in early 2010 in an attack on HMRC around the same time, The Register has discovered. Now, almost three years later, the government is still scrabbling around trying to work out whodunnit… and only recently ‘fessed up to the individuals concerned that their data had been snaffled.

Just last month, the Civil Service Sports Council informed civil servants who signed up to access football fields and gyms through the council that their personal details had been slurped. Now it has emerged that their data was used as ammunition in a broadside against the tax collectors – a previously unknown and unreported attack.”

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