Interior Minister Maria Paula Romo said he has discovered a massive data breach that is expected to affect about 17 million Ecuadorians, including the records of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Security experts say nearly all of Ecuador's population has leaked personal data online Monday, a massive breach that the government has called a "very delicate" problem.
About 17 million people, including about 7 million minors and children, have found data exposed due to a breach of an unsecured server operated by an Ecuadorian marketing and analytics company.
Interior Minister Maria Paula Lomo said, “The information we can share with you at this moment is that this is a very delicate issue and a major concern of the government and the state as a whole.
Security company vpnMentor has found a breach of a server operated by the Novaestrat company, which includes the citizen's full name, date and place of birth, education level, telephone number and national ID number.
ZDNet, a cybersecurity website, has filed for asylum in Ecuador and has also reported data on the founder of Julian Assange and US President, who have been torn down for years at the London Police this year. By the British police.
As part of the asylum application, Assange was issued with an Ecuadorian ID card.
ZDNet said the security company contacted Ecuador's computer emergency response team to protect the leaked data.
Lomo said the government is conducting an investigation to evaluate "who is responsible for the investigation."
"I hope that in the future, the ministry will be able to evaluate more thorough technical information on data protection," she said.
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