Friday, June 1, 2012

Police Detective Gave Criminals Sensitive Data Stolen from Police Computers

A Montreal homicide detective was found guilty of inappropriately accessing police systems to collect personal information and give it to criminals.

The police system is knows as "le Centre de renseignements policiers du Qu├ębec (CRPQ)" and it contains a wealth of sensitive information including licence-plate numbers, addresses and criminal records.

A police informant provided the initial lead that an police officer was providing organized crime with information from the CRPQ system.

To verify the allegation, the investigators used audit logs to find searches under the suspect password and identified searches done on a government vehicle that wasn’t on the road that day and was not implicated in any incidents.

He was convicted of accessing the police system between December 2008 and June 2009 for reasons other than legitimate police work.
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Sources:
(a) Montreal homicide detective guilty of passing data to criminals - The Montreal Gazette, May 26, 2012

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