Reportedly, the database also contains personal information of Argentinian President Alberto Fernández, football superstars Sergio Aguero and Lionel Messi.
After the infamous La Gorra Leaks in 2017 and the exposure of Argentinian politicians and law enforcement officials in 2019, Argentine is back in the news for all the wrong reasons. This time, hackers have reportedly stolen a government database containing the entire Argentine populace’s information, which means around 46 million people are currently at risk of exploitation.
About the Hack
According to The Record, an Argentine government database known as RENAPER (Registro Nacional de las Personas/Argentina’s National Registry of Persons) was targeted. RENAPER hosts the country’s national registry, official ID card details, and photos of all 45.3 million citizens.
Reportedly, hackers have managed to steal the ID card data of the entire population and are now trying to sell it in private circles. Given the trove of information this database might contain, it could be a goldmine for threat actors as they can use it for scams, attacks, and exploits.