Data breach by UK MoD threatens 250 Afghan interpreters

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Al-Araby

The UK ministry of defence has apologised for a data breach that put the lives of more than 250 Afghan interpreters who served British forces in Afghanistan at serious risk. The breach was caused by an email, sent by the MoD, asking for an update from current and former UK staff who remain in Afghanistan or have fled to a third country after the Taliban seized control of Kabul. The email revealed the sensitive details of interpreters to all recipients, sharing people’s names and some profile pictures. “This mistake could cost the life of interpreters, especially for those who are still in Afgh…

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