DNA contractor data breach exposed OKC Police’s rape kit information

The data breach took place in November 2021 but the details of it have only been revealed this week.

A DNA testing service based in Oklahoma city has suffered a data breach in which sensitive data including information from rape kit investigations was accessed by an unknown unauthorized third party.

The Oklahoma City Police Department (OKCPD) has confirmed that personal and confidential data of sexual assault victims may have been leaked due to a data breach suffered by one of the department’s former DNA contractors.

The data breach led to the exposure of sensitive data from its rape kit investigations. For your information, the OKCPD collects DNA evidence from rape victims, which the department refers to as rape kits. These kits were sent to the DNA contractor for testing.

Details of Data Breach

On Monday, the OKCPD stated that one of its former DNA contractors, DNA Solutions Inc., became the victim of a data breach that impacted its rape kit investigations. DNA Solutions is a lab offering both forensic and relationship testing services.

Official website of DNA Solutions

According to local news station KFOR, the Oklahoma-based company performed forensic testing for the OKCPD. The company suffered a network security

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