Massive Data Breach Exposes Russian Officials’ Passports – Reports

The Moscow Times is reporting:

Hundreds of thousands of Russians, including former government officials, have had their passport data posted online in the country’s latest massive data leak, the RBC news website cited new research as saying Wednesday.

The breach of at least eight government websites, analyzed by privacy expert Ivan Begtin, exposed the passport data of 360,000 people. Last month, Begtin disclosed that 2.2 million passport entries taken from online marketing websites were openly available online.

Read more on The Moscow Times. So far, I am not seeing any confirmation or discussion from U.S. news outlets.

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