Hacker splashes from the data of 6m Chileans on Internet

Hacker splashes from the data of 6m Chileans on Internet

Santiago : Chile | Sep 20, 2011 at 3:58 PM PDT
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Murdoch-owned tabloid The Sun has sent a message to readers warning them that hackers may have published user data

A hacker broke into Chile's government sites that extract data from six million people who then posted on the Internet on two popularservers for several hours, the El Mercurio daily said Sunday.

The personal data included names, street and social and educational background of email addresses, phone numbers, and have been taken by the ministry of education, the electoral serviceand websites of companies in the state-run telephone from Saturday late Sunday, in advance.

"It is a serious matter and we are studying," Brigadier Jaime Jaramain Cibercrime police told the newspaper.

The data were displayed for several hours before the authoritiesremove them on the website "FayerWayer" Information technology and the Web site "Elantra Community. "

The hacker said on the website that he sprayed the data "for the whole world to see ... (a) shows how personal data are not protected in Chile ... no one bothers to protect that information.

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Hacker splashes from the data of 6m Chileans on Internet
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