LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Police on Wednesday investigated a privacy breach that exposed personal data for more than two dozen officers — including command staff — in the Los Angeles Police Department.
Officers’ property records,campaign contributions, biographical information and even some names of family
members were published on an unidentified website, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The department is conducting a risk analysis that will determine whether police or their families need extra security, LAPD Lt. Andrew Neiman told reporters.
Neiman said he had not seen the website, but said it was a concern “any time someone involved in law enforcement has personal information accessible to the public, which has a criminal element as well, and subjects them and their family to additional threats.”
Most of the information published on the site was publicly available, and the department’s secure severs do not appear to have been hacked, the Times reported.
The LAPD publishes detailed biographical information about some of its command staff and captains on its own website, including details on commanders’ and captains’ careers, and in some cases, their hobbies, marital status and the number of children they have.
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