PSNI data breach: 2 people have been arrested after the Terrorism Act.

Officers looking into the data breach at the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) have detained two men on terrorism-related charges.

According to the PSNI on X, formerly known as Twitter, the suspects, who are 21 and 22, were detained after a “search in the Portadown area on Saturday.”

They were later released on bond to allow for additional investigations, according to the police.

The arrests are a part of our investigation into criminality connected to the data breach involving freedom of information, the force continued.

David Blevins, senior Ireland correspondent for Sky, claimed that the arrests had “nothing to do with the actual data breach.”

The Northern Ireland Policing Board has mandated an impartial investigation into how the names of 10,000 officers and employees were unintentionally leaked, he continued.

Detectives, however, are also looking into how the information was disseminated and have made other similar arrests over the past three weeks.

When the PSNI released the information in response to a Freedom of Information request, the data was compromised.

After a sign claiming to reveal officers’ personal information was placed up next to a bus stop on Friday, it became known that PSNI investigators were looking into an “attempt to intimidate” officers.

Since then, the force has verified that the poster was phony and that its information was inaccurate.

Someone who claimed to be a lady and whose name was on the poster claims to be “outraged” and not a police officer.

In a statement sent through a lawyer, she claimed: “The poster that was put up in Dungiven that linked myself, my partner, and two other identified individuals to the PSNI was written with my personal information.

“Even though everyone in my little rural hamlet would be aware that I am not a police officer, everyone who has seen the poster assumes it is referring to me.

“I can certainly state that I do not currently serve as a police officer and that I have never held any position of employment with the police.

I am horrified that I may now be the target of an impending attack on my life, because this is just plain wrong.

She added that the PSNI “refused my request to issue a statement confirming that I am not a police officer” and expressed her extreme distress and concern.

According to a PSNI official, the person voicing these concerns has no prior or present affiliations with the police force.

According to Detective Chief Inspector Avine Kelly, we are still trying to identify the people who know something about the data breach that happened last week. We will also take steps to make sure that any criminal activity is dealt with forcefully in order to protect the communities and the officers and staff who serve them.

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