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Post Office Accidentally Publishes Postmaster Details

Document titled 'Confidential Settlement Deed' was published.

The names and home addresses of the postmasters involved in the Horizon scandal have been accidentally leaked.

According to the Daily Mail, a dossier of 555 postmasters who were involved in suing the Post Office in 2019 was published in an open format.

A document titled 'Confidential Settlement Deed' and signed by the Post Office's own senior lawyer was published on the Post Office’s own website. Alerted by the newspaper, the Post Office removed the list. 

The publication of the data coincided with the day Post Office IT specialists were being questioned by the inquiry

In the Horizon incident, around 900 postmasters were accused of taking money from branch accounts - and saw some jailed - when the problem was caused by glitches in the Horizon computer system.

Dan Raywood Senior Editor SC Media UK

Dan Raywood is a seasoned B2B journalist with over 20 years of experience, specializing in cybersecurity for the past 15 years. He has extensively covered topics from Advanced Persistent Threats and nation-state hackers to major data breaches and regulatory changes. Outside work, Dan enjoys supporting Tottenham Hotspur, managing mischievous cats, and sampling craft beers.

Dan Raywood Senior Editor SC Media UK

Dan Raywood is a seasoned B2B journalist with over 20 years of experience, specializing in cybersecurity for the past 15 years. He has extensively covered topics from Advanced Persistent Threats and nation-state hackers to major data breaches and regulatory changes. Outside work, Dan enjoys supporting Tottenham Hotspur, managing mischievous cats, and sampling craft beers.

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