Data leak hits Ecuador | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, September 18, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:34 AM, September 18, 2019

Data leak hits Ecuador

Almost the entire population of Ecuador had their personal data leaked online in a major security breach, officials and security experts said Monday. Data on an estimated 20 million people, including almost seven million minors as well as deceased citizens, was exposed by the breach, the state attorney general’s office said. The data was hosted on an unsecured server run by an Ecuadoran marketing and analytics firm Novaestrat. The South American nation has a population of 17 million, according to the UN Population Fund. Ecuadoran authorities said the data was allegedly from a server based in the United States. The breached data include citizens’ full names, dates and places of birth, education levels, phone numbers and national identity card numbers.


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