Friday, March 23, 2012

Online Payroll News: Notebook theft leaks London police payroll data

This person could be calling you for your information, don't let them have it!

Taken from:

Three laptops containing payroll details for London's Metropolitan Police have been stolen from LogicaCMG, a British IT services company. The burglary took place on Thursday evening, but was discovered by staff at Logica's London offices on Friday morning. Approximately half of the Metropolitan Police's employees are thought to have been affected. The police force is in the process of notifying its workers of the theft.

Logica processes the Metropolitan Police payroll and pensions. The Metropolitan Police declined to comment on exactly what details had been stolen, or confirm how many employees had been affected, because of the ongoing investigation. Sources close to the inquiry claimed that the laptops contained the payroll and pension details of more than 15,000 Metropolitan Police officers.

the full article can be read here

Does this look a little fishy to anyone else but me?
I find that usually when people can get in right at the moment a shift change is occurring, there is usually two reasons:
1) It was an inside job
2) They've been watching the place and figured out their patterns

I see the first reason being the most plausible because most good police officers would notice if someone was watching their precinct since they're used to doing their own stakeouts and the like for catching criminals. This excerpt says they found the guy, but it still looks a little fishy,

"A man has been arrested in connection with the burglary, which police believe was opportunistic, not targeted, and perpetrated by somebody external to the company."

 So one man sneaks into the police department during a shift change, and takes 3 laptops...Something's not adding up and I think more people are involved in this than they're letting on.

What do you think? Was this an isolated incident, or part of something bigger?


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