A 25-year-old Dutch hacker has put up for sale online the personal data of what is believed to be the entire population of Austria, Reuters reported Wednesday, citing Austrian police. An unidentified individual provided data on his online forum in May 2020, including the full name, gender, full address and date of birth of “probably every citizen” in the country, police said in a statement. rice field. The hackers were arrested in an Amsterdam apartment last November, but police said an unknown person was believed to have paid for the data. We absolutely must assume that all or part of the registration data has fallen into the hands of criminals and is irrevocable,” their statement said. Investigators confirmed the authenticity of approximately nine million sets of data and also found that hackers attempted to obtain “similar” data sets online from Italy, the Netherlands, and Colombia. Austrian authorities say they have no details about these other sets and it is unclear if they have been sold.
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