Identity Information Of 57 Percent Of Brazil’s Population Leaked

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Rio de Janeiro's Public Security Secretary General Richard Nunes, attends the opening ceremony of the Special Police Station for Racial Crimes and Intolerance at Lapa neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on December 13, 2018. (Photo credit: MAURO PIMENTEL/AFP/Getty Images)


News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Dec. 14, 2018: Identity information related to about 57 percent of Brazil’s population was leaked by a misconfigured server earlier this year. Experts say the records of 120 million taxpayers have been openly available online for weeks.

The ID numbers, known as Cadastro de Pessoas Físicas (CPFs) are issued by the Brazilian Federal Reserve to Brazilian citizens and tax-paying resident aliens, and are linked to aspects ranging from credit and debit history to employment details. Continue Reading

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