[ISN] Hacker leaks 6m Chileans' records

From: InfoSec News (alerts@private)
Date: Mon May 12 2008 - 01:22:35 PDT


BBC News
12 May 2008

A computer hacker in Chile has published confidential records belonging 
to six million people on the internet, officials say.

The information was obtained by hacking into government and military 
servers, and was posted on a technology blog.

It included ID card numbers, addresses, telephone numbers and academic 

The hacker left a message saying the aim was to demonstrate the poor 
level of data protection in Chile, says the newspaper which uncovered 
the story.

El Mercurio newspaper reports that the data came from computer servers 
at the education ministry, the military and the electoral service.

It was posted on the forum of a Chilean blog dedicated to technology 
issues, but was quickly removed by site's administrators, who contacted 
the police.

Links to files containing the information were also posted on another 
Chilean website, and again promptly removed, El Mercurio reports.

Police commissioner Jaime Jara told the newspaper that an investigation 
into the incident was under way.

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