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NYPD's Data Exposed in Hacker Raid

Credit card files not encrypted

by / December 21, 2005
On Monday, the Washington Post revealed that a November hacker attack on security firm Guidance Software exposed personal and financial information of law enforcement and security personnel, including the New York City Police Department.

At risk, said the Post, were unencrypted credit card records of the firm's customers that included the U.S. Secret Service, FBI and NYPD.

When contacted by Government Technology, a spokesperson for Guidance Software declined to comment saying that an investigation was still under way.
Wayne Hanson

Wayne E. Hanson served as a writer and editor with e.Republic from 1989 to 2013, having worked for several business units including Government Technology magazine, the Center for Digital Government, Governing, and Digital Communities. Hanson was a juror from 1999 to 2004 with the Stockholm Challenge and Global Junior Challenge competitions in information technology and education.