huge military data leak contains only public information

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s Defense Ministry said Friday that a massive leak of a database of military equipment only included publicly available information and was not harmful.

The ministry said the database found online is a list of an agency responsible for making purchases for the Polish military.

“We would like to emphasize that the release of the data does not mean any danger to state security or to the functioning of the Polish Armed Forces,” the ministry said in a statement, adding that there were no violations of computer system security.

In preliminary findings, she blamed the leak on the negligence of an inspection employee responsible for purchasing.


However, the opposition called for the dismissal of the defense minister of the right-wing government.

News portal Onet.pl said files containing nearly 1.8 million records listing Polish armed forces assets – from laptops to armaments and F-16 fighter jets – have entered the sphere. public on Sunday. He said the leak may have come from a military inspection in Bydgoszcz, central Poland, responsible for supplying the army.

Onet.pl said that according to its informants, the database was downloaded by users from other countries, including China and Russia.

He said the database paints a picture of the assets the Polish Armed Forces had or needed as of September and the condition of the equipment.

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