The Ragnar Locker ransomware gang has published stolen data from what they thought was the municipality of Zwijndrecht, but turned out to be stolen from Zwijndrecht police, a local police unit in Antwerp, Belgium.
The leaked data reportedly exposed thousands of car number plates, fines, crime report files, personnel details, investigation reports, and more.
This type of data can potentially expose people who reported crimes or abuse and could compromise ongoing law enforcement operations and investigations.
Belgian media outlets call this data leak one of the biggest of this kind that has impacted a public service in the country, exposing all data kept by Zwijndrecht police from 2006 until September 2022.
Zwijndrecht police responded to the local media coverage via a post on Facebook, downplaying the impact of the incident and saying that the hackers only accessed a part of the network where the police held administrative data.