Personal Data of 50 Million Turkish Citizens Leaked Online

April 4, 2016

Personal details of nearly 50 Million Turkish citizens, including the country’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, have been compromised and posted online in a massive security breach.

A database, which contains 49,611,709 records, appeared on the website of an Icelandic group on Monday, offering download links to anyone interested.

If confirmed, the data breach would be one of the biggest public breaches of its kind, effectively putting two-thirds of the Nation’s population at risk of identity theft and fraud.

However, The Associated Press (AP) reported on Monday that it was able to partially verify the authenticity of 8 out of 10 non-public Turkish ID numbers against the names in the data leak.

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