Update: Albanian Prime Minister Says Data Leak Was Internal Infiltration

There’s an update to the data security incident impacting Albanian residents. As reported previously,  information on the salaries and personal information of 637,138 residents working in the private and public sectors had leaked, and the source of the leak was unclear.

Alice Taylor reports that it appears to be an insider incident:

On Wednesday and Thursday, two Excel files started circulating online that show the name, ID number/passport number, phone number, employer, position, and salary of thousands of  employed adults in the country. It is believed they have originated from the offices of the Social Insurance Institute of Albania.

Rama said “according to a preliminary analysis, it looks more like an internal infiltration rather than an outside cyberattack.”

Read more at Exit.al

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