Security systems can be used by criminals to access confidential information from the Internet, an expert warns.
The warning comes after two former police officers who used the same system to access the home of a former hostage-taker were charged.
A security system was used to gain access to the home where the former hostage, Michael White, was held in the mid-1990s.
The system was stolen from a police computer network and has never been recovered, the NSW Police Association says.
The former police officer was charged with murder, but that case is still before the Supreme Court.
“This is an extremely serious incident that could result in significant consequences for law enforcement,” the NSW police association said in a statement.
“A breach of the NSW National Crime Agency (NCA) could lead to the theft of sensitive information, such as bank account details and personal health information.”
It could also lead to criminal charges for those who accessed this information.
“In Australia, a person’s password is the key to access their computer, smartphone, home computer, online banking and social media accounts.”
If you’re not aware of your password, you’re a potential victim,” Detective Inspector David Anderson, who is heading the investigation, said.”
That’s why we need to be very careful about what passwords we use.
“The NSW Police association says it has received more than 2,000 complaints about the security system.”
The NSW police has made it very clear that we are in possession of the stolen system and it will not be used for a very long time,” Detective Superintendent Paul Chappell said.
But he said the NSW government has not been given a detailed list of the security breaches.”
We have not given them the names of the people who have used the system or any other information they need to investigate the breach,” he said.
The NSW government said it was looking into the breach and would be providing more information when it received it.”
I have no doubt that the NSW state government will take the necessary steps to protect this sensitive information,” a spokeswoman for the NSW Department of Education said.
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