A computer programmer has been arrested for one of the world’s biggest national identity theft scams. Three quarters of the Greek populations confidential information has been stolen as part of the nationwide scam.
The hack exposed personal data of 75% of the 11 million total population. ID card, address, tax number and car licence plate data were all found in the possession of the cyber criminal.
It’s currently unknown exactly how the breach was put into action but its exposure was traced through a series of actions on the internet. The most likely case is that the hacker gained access to government files via an insecure server.
Whether the data has been passed on or sold yet is currently under investigation.