Europol confirms web portal breach, says no operational data stolen

Europol, the European Union’s law enforcement agency, confirmed that its Europol Platform for Experts portal was breached and is now investigating the incident after a threat actor claimed they stole For Official Use Only documents containing classified data.

“No operational information is processed on this EPE application. No core systems of Europol are affected and therefore, no operational data from Europol has been compromised.”

“Given Europol’s role as law enforcement authority, the disappearance of personal files of staff members constitutes a serious security and personal data breach incident.”

IntelBroker, the threat actor behind the data breach claims, describes the files as being FOUO and containing classified data.

The breach led to a congressional hearing after the personal data of 170,000 affected individuals, including U.S. House of Representatives members and staff, was exposed.

Chipmaker Nexperia confirms breach after ransomware gang leaks data.

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