The London Metropolitan Police announced that it was taking security measures after an “unauthorized access to the computer system of one of its suppliers” that has led to a data breach.
The company had the names, ranks, photographs and salaries of officers and agents, but not their addresses, phone numbers or financial data, police said in a statement.
The Sun newspaper reported on Sunday that “cybercriminals have penetrated into computer systems” from the company that prints identity cards and passes for the London Police, the UK’s largest police force.
Scotland Yard said investigators are now working with the company to see if there have been any breaches of its data security.
According to one of its spokespersons, it was impossible to know when the hack took place or how many personnel might have been affected. “security measures have been taken… following this report,” police added in a statement.