Argentina’s ID Card Database Hacked, 46m Records Stolen

Last month, according to Newsweek, hackers tried to hold the Argentine government to ransom, by disrupting its migration and border control software system. On that occasion the ransom was reportedly not paid. Today IE is hearing that every person’s ID card data in Argentina has been hacked and downloaded. Yep, every single one of the 46 million people there.

Silicon UK is reporting that the national ID card database has been hacked last month, and celebs and politicians ID card data is being offered for sale on the old Dark Web.

Tony Pepper, CEO of Egress, comments: “This is a monumental hack, exposing the personal details of up to 46 million people. The black market for stolen data is big business, and cybercriminals will stop at nothing to find their next big payday. This attack should be a warning to governments: cybercriminals have the means to execute large-scale, sophisticated attacks, and their citizens’ data is under threat.

With the data of millions at risk, Argentinian citizens are now prime targets for follow-up attacks, such as financial fraud, sophisticated phishing attempts and impersonation scams, aimed at stealing further personal data, identities and even their money.”

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