The police driving licence register, including the personal identity (CPR)
number register were hacked in the summer of 2012 and may have been changed,
with hackers also having retrieved information about CPR numbers and people
posted as wanted in the Schengen area, according to the Danish national
The police say that data hackers may also have had access to registers from
the Tax Authority and the Modernisation Agency, in a previously undiscovered
attack that seems to have gone on from April to August 2012.
The Security and Intelligence Agency and specialists from the Defence
Intelligence Cyber Security Unit are currently investigating the break-in. A
Swedish national currently in prison in Sweden is suspected of being
involved, with Denmark applying for his extradition. A Danish man is also
believed to have been involved in the attack.
“This has been a serious breach of the IT security that there must be in
connection with police registers,” says National Police Commissioner Jens
Henrik Højberg in a news release.
The Security and Intelligence Agency has been tasked with making sure that the
necessary security procedures are in place in order to make sure that
similar attacks cannot take place in the future.
The break-in is said to have taken place in central computers at the CSC
Justice Minister Morten Bødskov says all available resources are being used to
investigate the hacker attack.
“I can fully understand people who are worried about a security failure
involving police registers, and I can fully understand those who want an
answer as to whether the failure has any influence on their affairs,”
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