- Feb 4, 2016
Hackers are selling a stolen database containing 50 million records of Moscow driver data on an underground forum for only $800.
According to Russian media outlets that purchased the database, the data appears to be valid and contains records collected between 2006 and 2019
Russian news publisher Kommersant called a small sample of the exposed individuals and confirmed that the stolen data is accurate, even if outdated in some cases.
The database contains the following details on Moscow car owners: ... ... ...
The source of the data is not knownThis matches the alleged source, which according to the database seller is an insider from the Moscow traffic police department.
The Moscow authorities have not commented on this scenario yet, and Russian analysts are divided on who is responsible for the breach.
Some experts believe the hackers exfiltrated the data by exploiting a vulnerability in the system's software, while others are certain an insider caused the leak.
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