Feeds

Police officer arrested over IT abuse

"Very serious allegations"

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

The Police Complaints Commission is to investigate "very serious" allegations about misuse of North Wales Police computers

An officer from the North Wales Police has been arrested following an allegation of improper use of the force's computer system.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is managing the investigation, it was confirmed on 19 June 2007. Meanwhile the officer has been released on police bail and is suspended from duty while the investigation is in progress.

Tom Davies, IPCC commissioner, said: "Very serious allegations have been made against a serving officer.

"I have decided the investigation needs independent oversight, and will be managed on my behalf by an IPCC investigator".

The IPCC confirmed that the computer system involved was the North Wales force's own intelligence system, and not the Police National Computer. It was unable to give any further details of the case because of potential legal proceedings, however.

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
You really need to do some tech support for Aunty Agnes
Free anti-virus software, expires, stops updating and p0wns the world
Privacy bods offer GOV SPY VICTIMS a FREE SPYWARE SNIFFER
Looks for gov malware that evades most antivirus
Patch NOW! Microsoft slings emergency bug fix at Windows admins
Vulnerability promotes lusers to domain overlords ... oops
HACKERS can DELETE SURVEILLANCE DVRS remotely – report
Hikvision devices wide open to hacking, claim securobods
Astro-boffins start opening universe simulation data
Got a supercomputer? Want to simulate a universe? Here you go
State Dept shuts off unclassified email after hack. Classified mail? That's CLASSIFIED
Classified systems 'not affected' - but, is this reconnaissance?
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
How to determine if cloud backup is right for your servers
Two key factors, technical feasibility and TCO economics, that backup and IT operations managers should consider when assessing cloud backup.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.