Hacker Steals Nearly *All* of Greece's ID Data

By Gary Cutlack on at

A hacker has been rumbled in possession of personal ID data of Greek citizens, with the man holding a staggering nine million pieces of data -- enough to cover almost the entire population of the country.

The batch of stolen information included ID card data, personal addresses, tax ID and car registration numbers, with the nine million individual pieces of data accounting for some 83 per cent of all Greeks. Although any duplicated entries would take that percentage lower and make it appear like a slightly less apocalyptic hack.

Authorities are investigating whether the 35-year old computer programmer was working alone or had an inside man funneling him the files, plus he's also suspected of trying to sell his amazing haul of Greek information. [Reuters via Wired]

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