Queensland Data Breach, 14 January 2021
Queensland Police Service apologises to gun owners over mass data breach in Moreton region
QPS apologises after a data breach revealed personal details of licensed gun owners in the Moreton district.
The breach occurred in an email to gun owners about firearm security, after a number of break-ins in the area.
The recipients’ names and email addresses weren’t concealed in the email.
Moreton District Officer Superintendent John Hallam said investigations showed human error was the cause of the breach of more than 1,200 email addresses.
“The email address of the licensed weapon holders was placed in the ‘to’ line of the email as opposed to the blind copy line,” he said.