Details of 1,700 Plymouth children 'may have been released' after hackers attack council web page

Data breach at third-party site.

By samblackledge

PERSONAL details of up to 1,700 Plymouth children may have been released online after hackers attacked a web page.

Plymouth City Council says a third-party site allowing youngsters to sign up for Summer Mix, a programme of free activities across the city, was broken into and details of those who signed up “may have been accessed”.

There were 1,700 subscribers, 1,400 of whom had their e-mail addresses and passwords stolen and later found in a file on a security research website, among 5.2million from around the world.

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