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    YUUUGE story.

    Sweden’s prime minister decried as “extremely serious” a huge leak of confidential information that potentially included details of military personnel and plans.

    “What happened in the transport agency is a disaster. It is extremely serious. It has exposed both Sweden and Swedish citizens to risks,” Mr Lofven said on Monday in a press conference with the head of Sweden’s security services and the supreme commander of the armed forces.

    The scandal could threaten the jobs of several ministers in the centre-left coalition, and threatens to boost support for the nationalist party, the Sweden Democrats, even more.

    Details of exactly what was disclosed to IT workers in eastern Europe, who lacked security clearance, is still being established.

    However, Sweden’s supreme commander said that there was a risk that information about military vehicles, and people with protected identities (such as protected witnesses, and secret service agents) had leaked. The armed forces had earlier said the transport agency — which regulates everything from civil aviation to driving licences — also had access to confidential information about military personnel and security planning, such as the home addresses of fighter pilots, databases containing criminal records and people suspected of crimes.

    Other confidential information they have included vehicle registration data from every Swedish citizen, and all government/military vehicles,

    Looking to cut costs, in 2015, the Swedish Transport Agency (STA) outsourced the management of its database and IT infrastructure to two companies — IBM in the Czech Republic, and NCR in Serbia.

    Given the sensitivity of the data, it should have only have been accessed by authorized personnel. But the STA was eager to deploy the system, ostensibly to save money on labor costs, and it bypassed vital security checks.

    Maria Agren, the former director-general of the transport agency who overrode security protocols, was fired in January, and was last month fined SKr70,000 ($8,500) for being careless with secret information, a whopping half-month salary for potentially doxxing the nation's secret agents, soldiers, witnesses.

    The agency declined to elaborate on the confidential data it holds, but said it did not have a specific register of military pilots, airports or aircraft, although it did admit to storing information about people with "protected identities".

    "We have no indications indicating that data was disseminated improperly, so we do not see any direct cause for concern," it said.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-40705473
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    Sweden is not just the laughing stock of the world, sadly, it is literally ****ed :sad:



    What happens when you allow creepy NWO sociopathic puppeteers + their cultural Marxist facilitators to run riot. Let it be a warning to us all :erm:
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    Maria Agren, the former director-general of the transport agency who overrode security protocols, was fired in January, and was last month fined SKr70,000 ($8,500) for being careless with secret information, a whopping half-month salary for potentially doxxing the nation's secret agents, soldiers, witnesses.
    No wonder they are ****ed, they don't even punish people.

    This is why you don't outsource such sensitive information.
 
 
 
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