Third suspect arrested for data thief at GGD

Police have arrested a third suspect in connection with the data breach at the GGD. Its a 25-year-old man from Amstelveen. He was apprehended Tuesday, reports the police.

Previously, two employees, a 23-year-old man from Alblasserdam and a 21-year-old man from Heiloo, were arrested for trading private data of people who had been tested for corona. The two were working at a call center of the GGD.

The GGD reported at the end of last week that more people had been apprehended, but came back to that later. In a statement, the authority reported on Friday that โ€œwhen it became known that personal data had passed out of our gates – two people were immediately arrested. And several more last week.โ€ That last sentence was then deleted.

The data breach, which was discovered by RTL Nieuws, among other things, has been stolen address data, telephone numbers and social security numbers (bsn). In an interview with De Cceit, Routvoet announced that he was already aware of the โ€œvulnerability of the system in April.โ€ โ€œBut in the second wave of the coronacrisis, we did not want to first introduce another system and put it into operation. There was no time for that.โ€