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Hacker steals data of millions of Bulgarians, emails it to local media

An unidentified threat actor who claims to have stolen the personal data of more than five million Bulgarian citizens (out of a population of 7 million), has leaked 11 GB worth of data to local media outlets, while promising that an additional 10 GB of data will be shared soon.

The data seems to have been stolen from Bulgaria’s National Revenue Agency (NRA), which is a department of the country’s finance ministry. The NRA has acknowledged the incident and said that it is “currently verifying whether the data is real.” The stolen data includes names, personal identification numbers (PINs), home addresses, financial information as well as information from a national database resembling “the Social Security Number (or similar) identification in other countries.”

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