The situation with the largest data breach that has been conducted in Bulgaria just got more complicated. EUROFISC, the European Union’s anti-fraud network has been partially breached in a massive leak of information that includes files from it.
What has been classified as the largest Data Breach in Bulgaria has just gotten more and more complicated. When it started out as a breach of the National Revenue Agency with a leak of 5 million Bulgarian citizens’ personal information. The outcome of this was two penetration tester workers being presented cyber-terrorism charges over the data breach. Later, Bulgaria’s head prosecutor Ivan Geshev has explained that the breach also contains the passwords of 500,000 users in a popular Bulgarian e-mail provider. Not only this, but hackers were also targeting specific individuals and opened their addresses and accounts.
How Bad Is the “EUROFISC Hacked” Situation?
Apparently, a significant chunk of files, belonging to a sensitive database of EUROFISC, which has been created to simplify how members of authority can quickly share information when it comes to tax fraud. The system was first set up back In 2012, but apparently nothing was done to further secure it. Johannes Bahrke, commission spokesman had the following to comment on the matter:
“This is a matter for them. The Commission has notified all member states of the data leak. We will continue to monitor the situation”
Currently, the leak is not fully public, since the hackers have sent only partial documents to most big media sites. However, EU is hoping that Bulgaria will inform member states if any tax information of foreign nationals has leaked.
Bulgariant prosecutors have classified the attackers as cyber-terrorists, since this was created in order to induce fear among citizens. The NRA themselves have opened a special page where each Bulgarian national can check if their data is exposed or not.