Government Gateway online hack claims 'nonsense', say multiple folk in the know

There’s no such thing as the ‘crown jewels’ of identity theft

Kat Hall

Claims the Government Gateway online identity portal has been “hacked” have been dismissed as “nonsense” by the man originally responsible for the project and by two government information security experts.

Earlier this week the Financial Times (behind paywall) reported that “tens of thousands” of Britons’ identities were currently for sale on “the dark web”. The newspaper cited a Whitehall security officer, who revealed this included thousands of detailed profiles stolen from the government’s own computer systems.

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