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Leicester Breach ‘Much Larger’ Than Previously Reported

Council executives now confirmed that 1.3 terabytes of data had been breached.

Further data has been released by the attackers who hit Leicester City Council. 

Council executives confirmed that 1.3 terabytes of data has been released, described as a “much larger batch” than last week’s leak of 25 documents.

The city council has not specified what information has been published in the latest upload of stolen information, according to media reports, but last week’s release included rent statements, applications to buy council housing and documents used for identification, including passport information.

Richard Sword, the council’s strategic director of city development and neighbourhoods, said the council is in the process of reviewing the data to see what it consists of. 

“We have a duty to inform anyone considered at high risk as a result of data breaches,” he said. “Due to the amount of data published, we will be prioritising people who may come under this category.”

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