Hacking

NEARLY 50 MILLION TURKS ALLEGEDLY LEAKED ONLINE

 image.jpegHackers have posted a database online that seems to contain the personal information of nearly 50 million Turkish citizens in what is one of the largest public leaks of its kind. The Associated Press on Monday was able to partially verify the authenticity of the leak by running 10 non-public Turkish ID numbers against names contained in the dump. Eight were a match.The leaked database contains 49,611,709 entries and divulged considerable private information, putting people at risk of identity theft and fraud. Entries include data such as national ID numbers, addresses, birthdates and parents’ names. The hackers spotlighted the information for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, his predecessor Abdullah Gul, and Prime Minister Ahmet DavuThe leak came with the message: “Who would have imagined that backwards ideologies, cronyism and rising religious extremism inand vulnerable technical infrastructure?” Read Article