Leakage of personal data at Schiphol security company I-SEC

Leakage of personal data at Schiphol security company I-SEC

Security company I-SEC reported a data breach on Tuesday in which data of employees and former employees was placed online. A company spokesperson did not tell NU.nl whether the cyber criminals had demanded a ransom before the data leaked.

I-SEC says the 23 gigabyte zip file has been published on the dark web, the private part of the internet. The dataset contains, among other things, personal data from the personnel administration. The spokesperson will not go into details, but said it includes data from current and former I-SEC employees. As an airport security officer, the I-SEC plays an important role in the security of Schiphol.

The files were released in April. The leak has been reported to the Dutch Data Protection Authority. The company also took “security measures” and appointed outside experts to investigate the matter further. As the investigation progresses, the spokesperson declined to comment on the possibility of ransom by the criminals.

I-SEC said it regretted the incident and apologized “for any inconvenience it may have caused to relevant stakeholders”.

Source: NU