1.2 Million CPR Numbers Of Danish Citizens Leaked Through Tax Service – Experts Reaction

In response to DR reports that a glitch in the TastSelv Borger tax service has sent over one million Danish CPR numbers to the US companies Google and Adobe, cybersecurity experts commented below.


EXPERTS COMMENTS
James McQuiggan, Security Awareness Advocate,  KnowBe4
February 11, 2020
Organizations need to thoroughly test and verify all capabilities and updates when encrypting.
Whether or not Google had visibility into the CPR numbers for Danish residents, which have similar identification capabilities here in the U.S., it's important to monitor your accounts and tax returns. If a criminal hacker were to be in possession of a Danish CPR, they could file taxes on behalf of the person and essentially steal their tax return, similar to the types of attacks that happen in th ....
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Jelle Wieringa, Technical Evangelist,  KnowBe4
February 11, 2020
The CPR (the civil registration number that every Danish citizen is required to have) is valuable data for hackers.
There are a number of things that make a data breach like this one alarming. The CPR (the civil registration number that every Danish citizen is required to have) is valuable data for hackers, as it identifies individuals and is used to access government services. The other part is that the data was exposed for such a long time, which makes it extremely difficult to investigate how it occurred, wh ....
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