Employee Arrested in Connection with Morrisons Data Breach
The unidentified man faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
Following last week's breach of approximately 100,000 Morrisons supermarket employees' payroll data, the U.K.'s West Yorkshire Police today announced that a Morrisons employee had been arrested "on suspicion of making or supplying an article for use in fraud" (h/t Softpedia).
"An employee of Morrisons has been arrested in Leeds this morning, Monday, 17 March, in connection with an investigation into the theft of data from the company," West Yorkshire Detective Chief Inspector said in a statement. "He is currently in custody."
The Guardian reports that the arrested man is believed to have had access to the breached payroll data in the course of his work, and that those convicted of making or supplying an article for use in fraud can face up to 10 years in prison.
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