Data of 50 million Turkish citizens leaked to Internet

The database contains addresses, dates of birth, and identification numbers of citizens of the Turkish Republic.

5 April 2016 13:08

Hackers have posted on the Internet the personal data of almost 50 million Turkish citizens, reported The Washington Post.

On Monday, "The Associated Press" verified the authenticity of the database leak using the identification numbers of 10 Turkish citizens - 8 of them were a match.

In general, the database contains 49,611,709 entries, as well as national identification numbers, addresses, dates of birth and parents' names.

- Who would have imagined that backwards ideologies, cronyism and rising religious extremism in Turkey would lead to a crumbling and vulnerable technical infrastructure? According to a message that came with a leak.

Turkish officials have not commented on data leakage so far.

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