Colossal Ecuador leak exposes data of 20M individuals — including Julian Assange

0 Posted by - 17th September 2019 - Technology

Welp, 2019 is shaping up to be the year of nationwide data breaches. After Bulgaria and Chile, Ecuador has suffered a colossal data leak, containing the personal information for over 20 million individuals — including the personal details of Wikileaks founder Julain Assange who was granted political asylum in 2012. Out of the 20 million individuals affected by the breach, 6.7 million are children. Among other things, the data exposed sensitive details like names, addresses, national identifiation numbers, phone numbers, and martial status. The leaked cache contains about 18GB of data, according to security researchers from vpnMentor who discovered the breach. The…

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