THE NATION OF Turkey has been reeling from terrorist bombings in its biggest cities, a teeming refugee crisis, and a president who wants to rewrite its constitution to give himself more power. Now, in the midst of those calamities, it’s also been hit with what appears to be an enormous data breach, one that affects the majority of the country’s citizens.
In a 1.4GB compressed folder, an unknown hacker posted the details of over 50 million Turkish citizens. The information included all the usual compromising details – names, birthplace, birth dates, and number used in government records. The hacker also left a message that mocked the sloppy data protection practices of the Turkish government.
Original source: WIRED
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