Hertfordshire’s police database was hacked back in early September. The website is externally hosted by a third party which can potentially be a huge security risk as the Hertfordshire police department found out the hard way. “Public sector organisations need to understand that, by hosting sites with third parties or outsourcing such important services to system integrators, does not take responsibility away from those who are employed to ensure the security of ‘our’ data.” Organizations still have to take the proper steps to make sure their website is secure and not take any shortcuts. The hackers got a hold of login details, phone numbers and IP addresses. These login credentials and phone numbers were posted online, which can now potentially be used in cyber crimes.