Paris prosecutor opens probe into naval contractor DCNS data leak

Paris prosecutor opens probe into naval contractor DCNS data leak

Paris prosecutor opens probe into naval contractor DCNS data leak

The Paris public prosecutor opened a preliminary investigation after French naval contractor DCNS filed a complaint for breach of trust over a leak of documents concerning six Scorpene submarines it is building for India, a judicial source said.

DCNS was left reeling after details from more than 22,000 pages of documents relating to submarines it is building for India were published in The Australian newspaper this week, sparking concerns about the company’s ability to protect sensitive data.

“We filed a complaint against unknown persons for breach of trust with the Paris prosecutor on Thursday afternoon,” a spokesman for the shipbuilder said on Friday. The Paris prosecutor’s office opened an investigation for breach of trust, receiving stolen goods and complicity, the judicial source said later on Friday.

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