Sweden leaked every car owners' details last year, then tried to hush it up

July 24, 2017

Looks like back in 2015 Sweden had a huge data leak due to inapropriately handling data. Instead of performing an appropriate cleanup they just told folks to delete what they had received and sent the good data.


The leak potentially exposes sensitive information about every car owner in Sweden. To include, "police and military registrations, plus details of individuals on witness protection programs. Individuals in the database include members of the military, including members of special forces units whose identity and photographs are supposed to be secret". This is according to the The Register.