Personal data, including the name and salary of some 637,138 Albanian citizens, was leaked in the second significant data breach of the year.
The Tirana Public Prosecutor’s Office is currently investigating the leak of what appears to be confidential tax data of all adults employed in the country.
An Excel file circulates online that contains the data of 637,138 citizens, mainly through WhatsApp. They have also been published on various media portals.
The file contains the names, identification numbers, monthly salaries, positions and employer names of hundreds of thousands of Albanian citizens. It is believed to have originated from the offices of the Albanian Internal Revenue Services.
The Prosecutor’s Office will investigate the authenticity of the leaked data and its source.
This is the second time this year that Albania has suffered a major data breach. In April, data on some 910,000 Albanians was leaked into the public domain. These data were supposedly taken from the Civil Registry and delivered to the Socialist Party for use in the electoral campaign.
The data provided included your identification number, first name, father’s name, last name, date of birth, polling place, place of birth, residence code, roster number, phone number, place of birth, employer, and if likely. vote for the Socialist Party. .
(Barbara Halla | Exit al.)