ReNaPer, or the National Registry of Persons within Argentina has the unending task of identifying and registering everyone who lives in Argentina. Plus, they also have to register anyone that is Argentinian no matter where on the planet they reside.
A hacker infiltrated the National Registry of Persons database in Argentina. The hack resulted in the information of 45 million individuals entering the hands of digital criminals.
A hacker plucked the information of 45 million people from the database referenced above and then took to Twitter to brag about the successful heist. The hacker posted about the attack on Twitter, noting careless employees permitted him entry into the system.
The Argentinian government immediately responded to quell any discussion of a supposed successful hack of its National Registry of Persons database. However, the administration notes the hacker used a VPN from a Ministry of Health employee to tap into the Digital Identity System before the point that the Twitter account leaked the data.
This breach occurred in September 2021.
The breach impacts the individuals listed on the registry above. The database accessed in the attack contains photo IDs, names, birthdays, home addresses, and other information of people listed in the registry.
The breach affects 45 million files about everyday people. The National Registry of Persons contains information about every country resident, meaning the damage from the breach will be widespread.