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Old 04-07-2014, 05:32 PM
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The telephone banking and medical identification numbers of 900,000 Danes were publicly pasted online in a massive leak, the Danish government revealed calling the incident “simply a mistake.”

The leak took place through the Danish “Robinson List” which lists people who are immune from direct marketing, officials said Thursday. The exposure took place back on Wednesday while the personal details were available for almost an hour.

The Social Security numbers were being sent from CSC, a Danish IT company that works with the Danish government, to the State Social Security Office.

It is common practice for Denmark’s financial institutions, hospitals and other government agencies to request the number as a proof of identity, meaning the exposure left several people wide open to abuse.

The list was downloaded 18 times in the time in was made available to the public.

“We come from an analog world in which the Social Security number was super convenient. But it does not fit into a digital world that has a number that is so easy to crack,” said Council President for Digital Security, Birgitte Kofod Olsen, reported Danish business daily, Borsen.

“When you have a birthday and age, it is easy to guess the rest.”

Economic Affairs and Interior Minister Margrethe Vestager responded in a statement on Thursday.

“It's simply a mistake that should not happen ... I will consider the implications of this very thoroughly,” she said.

“We reacted immediately and notified the Central Office of Civil Registration,” Finn Gilling, who discovered the leak, told Borsen.

The EU is no stranger to massive leaks – caused by system glitches and hacking. In May, personal data of 1.3 million clients of the French telecommunications corporation Orange were stolen. The hack included mobile and land phone numbers, dates of birth and email addresses of the company's clients.
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Old 07-07-2014, 08:25 PM
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Post should coin fair organiser collect our id data

I don't think they should do this. It is also for our security and privacy.
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Old 25-07-2014, 06:09 PM
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European Central Bank hacked, personal data stolen

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Hackers have stolen personal information from the European Central Bank (ECB) in what seems to be a blackmail scheme. The stolen data includes email addresses and contact information taken from the organization's database.

“There had been a breach of the security protecting a database serving its public website,” ECB said in astatement on Thursday. “This led to the theft of email addresses and other contact data left by people registering for events at the ECB.”

Around 20,000 email addresses were stolen, according to media reports.

The hacked database serves the public website and gathers registrations for conferences and other visits. It is “physically separate from any internal ECB systems.”

The bank was not aware of the theft, and only found out about the stolen data after the perpetrator sent an anonymous email, demanding a reward in exchange for the information.

The ECB refused to go along with the scheme and did not reveal how much money was requested.

The majority of the stolen information was encrypted, such as data on downloads from the ECB website. But personal information, such as email addresses, phone numbers, and home addresses were not protected by an encryption.

The bank will contact people whose data might have been stolen. Meanwhile, “all passwords have been changed on the system as a precaution” and “security experts have addressed the vulnerability.”

The cyber attack did not compromise internal systems or market sensitive data, according to the statement.

German police have opened an investigation into the matter.
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Key Homeland Security contractor hacked, govt employee data likely stolen
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A major U.S. contractor that conducts background checks for the Department of Homeland Security has suffered a computer breach that probably resulted in the theft of employees’ personal information, officials said Wednesday.

The company, USIS, said in a statement that the intrusion “has all the markings of a state-sponsored attack.”

The breach, discovered recently, prompted DHS to suspend all work with USIS as the FBI launches an investigation. It is unclear how many employees were affected, but officials said they believe the breach did not affect employees outside the department. Still, the Office of Personnel Management has also suspended work with the company “out of an abundance of caution,” a senior administration official said.

“Our forensic analysis has concluded that some DHS personnel may have been affected, and DHS has notified its entire workforce” of the breach, department spokesman Peter Boogaard said. “We are committed to ensuring our employees’ privacy and are taking steps to protect it.”

The intrusion is not believed to be related to a March incident in which the OPM’s databases were hacked, said officials, some of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the record. That intrusion was traced to China and none of the personal data, which was encrypted, was stolen.

In the DHS case, said a second senior administration official, “We have an inclination that, based on what the company has been telling us, there has been a spill. The degree to which that information has been exfiltrated for other purposes is what we’re trying to discern now.”

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