[ISN] Hackers Put Stolen Tax Police Database Up for Sale in Moscow

InfoSec News isn at c4i.org
Fri Nov 26 01:16:50 EST 2004



Russian hackers have broken in to the tax authorities. database and
released the information on a CD. Now Russians can pay just over $30
to get access to information about income, address, business,
telephone and the financial history of just about anyone in the Moscow

Earlier in 2004, a database of tax information on private individuals
was released on a disk costing nearly $100, though the price has
fallen to 2000 rubles (about $68), the Vedomosti financial daily

The current database includes information on Prime Minister Mikhail
Fradkov and business tycoon Roman Abramovich, as well as other well
known politicians and businessmen.

An official from the Federal Tax Service said it was necessary to find
out how such information could have been leaked, but otherwise
declined to comment on the hackers.

Officials in the Interior Ministry also declined to comment.

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