Dozens of confidential investigative documents were discoverable through search engines




Dozens of confidential documents from the investigation were discoverable through search engines because the information was posted on an unsecured website, reports NRC Handelsblad. It would be police investigations into cases of murder, robbery, criminal organizations and jihad suspects.

Police have confirmed the security hole and documents taken offline. According to NRC Handelsblad the files were on a server that ran a website from an accountant. A relative of the accountant and also system the police would have posted sensitive documents on an unprotected part of this site. By the name of suspects enter in search engines like Google could have found the files are requested.

In the documents which criminal suspects were observed by police, described including a group of jihadists who would possibly want to travel. To Syria Also a leader of a criminal organization would be followed by, among other investigators. Information was obtained from the Criminal Intelligence Unit. Was in the documents The police department often works with informants and does its job quietly.

In addition to the names of suspects were observed in the files also names of investigators and prosecutors and addresses can be found. According to NRC Handelsblad OM currently checks the security hole may have implications for ongoing investigations. Is the national department also launched an investigation into the incident, which will include an attempt to determine who requested the documents. The responsible system is set to inactive.


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