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Almost all Ecuador citizens have personal data leaked

Data on almost every Ecuadorean citizen leaked Almost all Ecuador citizens hit in data breach
Patty Aguilar | 19 September, 2019, 14:18

Nearly the entire population of Ecuador had their personal data leaked online, security experts said Monday, a massive breach that the government called a "very delicate" issue.

"This data breach is particularly serious simply because of how much information was revealed about each individual", vpnMentor said".

The small South American nation is home to just over 17 million people, meaning almost everyone could have been exposed - but it is not clear if anyone has gotten their hands on the data.

Aside from personal information like phone numbers, taxpayer numbers, and addresses, financial details were also found in the leak, including bank balances, credit type, and bank customers' account status, CNN reports. They discovered an Elasticsearch server owned by a company called Novaestrat, which claims to provide analytics services for the local market.

The information could potentially be used to commit everything from phone scam to business fraud.

Novaestrat may have carried out the breach by working with former civil servants who had access to the information, Ecuador's telecommunications ministry said.

The company said the data appeared to have been pulled from government registries, an automotive association and from the BIESS bank.

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Authorities seized computer equipment from the executive's home, and took the Novaestrat executive under custody a few hours later, across the country, in Ecuador's Esmeraldas region, according to a tweet from María Paula Romo, Ecuador's Interior Minister.

"One of the most concerning parts about this data breach is that it includes detailed information about people's family members", vpnMentor said.

The Ecuadorian telecommunications ministry said the data the breach was not a hack or cyber attack on government databases.

Did you get a notice that says your personal information was exposed in a data breach?

'The database is now closed, but the information may already be in the hands of malicious parties'.

A simple search of the leaked data would enable anyone to put together a list of wealthy Ecuadoreans that would be the envy of kidnappers everywhere.

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