Albania’s prime minister this week apologized for the massive leak of personal records from a government database of state.
Exposed records include the personal identity card numbers, employment and salary data of some 637,000 people.
The authorities launched an investigation into the incident, experts speculate it could be an inside job.
“According to a preliminary analysis, it looks more like an internal infiltration rather than an outside … cyber-attack,” Rama told a press conference. “I have an idea that this was done to create confusion and animosity between the people and (the government).”
This isn’t the first data leak this year, in April a similar incident exposed identity card records from a state database ahead of Albania’s parliamentary elections.
(SecurityAffairs – hacking, IKEA)