Data dump contains PII on over 4.9M Georgians; origin unknown

A member of a hacking forum has reportedly posted data corresponding to over 4.9 million of citizens from the country of Georgia, both living and dead.

The leaked dataset was made available via a 1.04 GB Microsoft Access database file, according to a report from ZDNet, which was alerted to the dump by breach monitoring and prevention service Under the Breach. Compromised information includes names, home addresses, birth dates, ID numbers and mobile phone numbers.

Under the Breach said in a tweet that the records date back to 2011. But the origin of the data remains unknown. A threat intelligence analyst replying to the breach under the Twitter name Breach Radar suggested this was old info that had previously been shared on other open and/or closed forums.

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