Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
20th October 2021 Issue no. 578
Your industry news - first
We strongly recommend viewing Locks and Security News full size in your web browser. Click our masthead above to visit our website version.
Swedish ministers resign amid data security breach scandal
Two senior Swedish ministers resigned last Thursday as the country's government tried to limit the political fallout from a security breach that may have led to large-scale disclosure of citizens' sensitive personal information.
Sensitive data was potentially leaked to contractors in Romania and the Czech Republic, among other Eastern European countries, who were employed to work on a project outsourced to IBM Sweden. The data breach - one of the largest in the country's history - included the potential disclosure of Swedish driving license records and classified information such as data on military vehicles.
2nd August 2017