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Bangladesh Government Website Leaks Personal Data

July 11, 2023

The personal details of Bangladeshi citizens have been accidentally disclosed by the website of the Office of the Registrar General, Birth and Death Registration.

According to research by TechCrunch and confirmed by South African company Bitcrack Cyber Security, the leaked data included full names, phone numbers, email addresses, and national ID numbers of Bangladeshi citizens.

Leaky Data Discovered

Bitcrack Cyber Security researcher Viktor Markopoulos said he accidentally discovered the leak in late June and contacted the Bangladeshi e-Government Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT) afterwards. He told TechCrunch that the leak included data of millions of Bangladeshi citizens, however, the exposed data was taken down five days later.

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