The New York City Police Department (NYPD) is in the process of notifying around 80,000 active and retired police officers that their personal information has been compromised. One employee from the New York City Police Pension Fund (NYCPPF) has been arrested for stealing tapes containing the records.
According to the New York Post, on February 21, Anthony Bonelli, 46, who was at the time employed as the PPF’s director of communications, succeeded in sneaking past one of the guards of the Disaster Recovery Site, where the fund’s data backups were being kept. Once inside, Bonelli turned off the security cameras and extracted several tapes containing sensitive information about police officials.
See NYPD Data Breach.