Data of at least 282 people stolen at datalek municipality of Almelo

Data of at least 282 people stolen at datalek municipality of Almelo

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In the large datalek at the municipality of Almelo, the personal data of at least 282 people stolen.

Of the victims, the social security data, sometimes in combination name, registration number or date of birth, know Tubantia. Therefore, there is potential for abuse.

It is data from people in a request for bijstrandsuitkering or benefit to have done, or people whose information by an employee of the municipality is requested to research into the law on social welfare.

Hackers have the data to know to get through malware on the computer of an employee. That software was between 2 may and 9 september 2016 on the computer.

In August, it was already known that there for 20 gigabytes of data was stolen at the municipality of Almelo, but what data and how many people are there data was leaked was not yet known.


It’s yet another data or vulnerability in a Dutch municipality. Erik de Jong, of security firm Fox-IT said before that the vulnerabilities “and more happen to you.”

Wilbert Tomesen, the vice-president of the Authority Personal data, also expressed his dissatisfaction about the inadequate security to communities: “social problems, criminal justice, finance and health. There you can not nìet decent deal.”

See also:
Data security municipalities as leaky as a basket, but who will solve it?

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