The developer of software used by several municipal police in Valais is in preventive detention. The computer scientist threatened to publish sensitive data on the darknet.
At the head of his own company, a computer scientist developed a program used by several municipal police in Valais 13 years ago. Le Nouvelliste reports that the developer, who continued to manage the system, threatened to publish sensitive data on the darknet. The motives are unclear but it appears that relations between the police concerned and the individual have recently deteriorated. According to the Valais daily, the computer scientist was placed in preventive detention.
The affected fonts are on the alert. For the time being, no sensitive data has been published.
The cantonal police, those of the Haut-Valais communes, of the towns of
Center or that of Crans-Montana do not use the software in question and are therefore not affected by the threats. Unlike the police of Martigny and Val de Bagnes. Le Nouvelliste specifies that the same small IT service provider has developed the administrative software for firefighters throughout the canton.