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British Ministry of Defense suspends officer for leaking data of 250 Afghan interpreters

British Ministry of Defense suspends officer for leaking data of 250 Afghan interpreters

Defense Secretary Ben Wallace expressed outrage at the leaked emails of dozens of Afghan interpreters working for British forces in Afghanistan.

It is reported by the BBC.

The email addresses of more than 250 people who want to move to and many of whom are in hiding were mistakenly copied into an email.

Wallace apologized to them and said he had launched an investigation.

One person has been suspended, he said.

“I apologize to the Afghans affected by this data breach. We’re working with them now with the Department of the Interior to make recommendations,” Wallace said, speaking in the House of Commons.

“This is an unacceptable level of service that is failing thousands of service members and veterans,” the secretary added.

The email was sent to interpreters who remain in Afghanistan, or have already been able to get into other countries.

Their email addresses could be seen by all recipients, and the people’s names and some related profile images were revealed.

Translators were advised to change their email addresses.



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