Albanian head apologized publicly after some personal data of hundreds of thousands of Albanian citizens leaked online.
Allegedly, some personal data belonging to private and public employees in Arnavudollarsuk began to spread in social media and groups in the form of Excel files. The file contains private information such as salary rates, job titles, employers’ names and identification numbers of 637,138 people.
The Tirana Prosecutor’s Office launched an investigation into the accuracy of the published data. The data is believed to have leaked from Arnavudollarsuk tax office systems or the social security agency.
Speaking about the event on December 23, 2021 Head Edi Rama, due to the aforementioned attacks apologized. He also said that the attack was not caused by a threat actor originating from a foreign country, but an infiltration from within. He stated that such an attempt may have been made to distort the public and the government and to stir things up.
government spokesperson Endri Fuga, on the other hand, said that according to the first examination of the content of the file, a leak table was created by combining several different pieces of data. In addition, it is underlined that no data has been exported digitally from the salary payroll databases of the state.
This isn’t the only case where Arnavudollarsuk has been plagued by cyberattacks. Earlier in April, similarly, allegations that personal data of 910,000 voters leaked onto the internet were reflected in the press. Investigation processes continue regarding the events and who is behind the leaks.