Wisconsin Police Department Hacked, Information Stolen
Who: Kewaskum PD Computer # of Accounts
Breached: 2,720 potential victims
What was affected: Personal information including date of birth, drivers license and social security numbers may have been stolen.
When it happened: August 2018
How it happened: This all came to light in August, when Bishop opened an outrageously high bill from a database they subscribe to for investigations. “If we need to locate people, addresses, phone numbers it contains personal identifying information,” said Bishop. Agents with the Department of Justice found the exact computer hacked into was in the station’s room for investigators.
Outcome: Bishop says they also sent letters to each of the three major credit agencies to make sure they are aware of this breach to protect all of the potential victims. They have also beefed up their police station’s internet security.