Personal data of millions of Bulgarians cyber attacked, suspect arrested

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In June this year, personal data of millions of Bulgarians is said to have leaked in a cyber-attack which includes critical details like financial earnings info of individuals and companies, names and numbers.

News is out that the database of National Revenue Agency (NRA) was targeted in a cyber incident at the end of last month which is also being considered as the biggest leak in the history of the country.

Cybersecurity Insiders has learned that the details of more than 5 million people out of a total populace of 7 million were leaked in the attack launched on the tax agency.

Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov has issued an apology to the entire populace and was today summoned by the parliament for a brief explanation. He also admitted that a 20- year old suspect was arrested by the law enforcement in this regard.

 The Industrial Association in Bulgaria has issued a statement a few hours ago that it has notified the government about a possible cyberattack on businesses and government organizations early this year. It also disclosed that the association did not improve its Cybersecurity standards still which might lead to more such attacks shortly.

Reacting to the statement of the industrial association, Mladen Marinov, the interior minister of the country said that the nation will urge EU Cybersecurity Agency to audit its critical IT infrastructure soon.