LAGOS, Nigeria – The Associated Press has learned that personnel records of former and current members of Nigeria's top domestic spy agency, including home addresses and names of immediate family members, were leaked onto the Internet.
The data about more than 60 employees of Nigeria's State Security Service remained easily accessible on the Internet for days. It also had details about the agency's director-general, including his mobile phone number, bank account details and contact information for his son.
The material, posted by someone who claimed to be a member of a radical Islamist sect, has since been deleted from the comment section of a website. However, cached versions of the material remain on the Internet.
A State Security Service spokeswoman did not immediately respond to requests for comment Thursday.