Cyber police searched for leaks in public and private databases
In the context of criminal proceedings for the leakage and dissemination of citizens’ personal data from public and private databases, a number of searches have been carried out in different regions of Ukraine.
This is reported by Cyber Police on Facebook.
“From June 18 to 19, a number of searches were carried out in different regions of Ukraine. The results revealed a large number of files containing personal data of Ukrainian citizens, fragments of databases of state, banking and commercial institutions. The people implicated in the crimes have been identified, ”said the press release.
It is specified that further details concerning the first results of the investigation into the leakage and dissemination of citizens’ personal data from public and private databases will be announced during a briefing on Thursday, June 25, at which the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine Mikhail Fedorov, representatives of the cyber police will participate. and SBU.
As Ukrinform reported, on May 12, the national police recorded a criminal investigation into the leaking of information on citizens’ personal data from an anonymous telegram channel.
According to the Ministry of the Interior, a preliminary analysis has revealed that the amount of personal data illegally published is a compilation of the information databases of various ministries and non-governmental organizations for various periods in recent years and is not linked when starting the state mobile application “Diya”.
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The ministry also said it had stopped working on a resource that illegally released citizens’ personal data.
Before that, the president of the public organization “Electronic Democracy” Volodymyr Flents announced on May 11 that a Telegram bot appeared on the web, which announced the sale of personal data of Ukrainian citizens. The bot is estimated to contain data from 26 million Ukrainians registered in the Diya app.
However, Mikhail Fedorov, then Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Digital Transformation, denied the counterfeits concerning the sale of data from the Diya application.
For its part, the Ombudsman’s office said it would verify compliance with data protection requirements during the operation of the Diya portal.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru