New York Police Department loses as many as 80,000 records

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A recent offline data breach may have put tens of thousands of New York City police officers at risk of identity theft.

A recent offline data breach may have put tens of thousands of New York City police officers at risk of identity theft.

According to local media reports, a man has been arrested and charged with illegally entering a data warehouse in the borough of Staten Island and stealing an unencrypted storage cassette belonging to the department's pension fund office.

On the tape was believed to be the names, social security numbers, and banking information for as many as 80,000 current and former members of the New York Police Department.

Police have arrested the man, 46 year-old Anthony Bonelli, and charged him with felony counts of burglary and larceny along with computer trespassing charges. Bonelli is said to have worked for the fund as a communications director.

The New York Post reports that Bonelli is thought to have used an invalid ID card to bypass a security guard and then manually disabled security cameras before stealing the tape.

The department is said to be notifying all who may have been put at risk by the breach.

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