Wealthy Moscow residents’ data leaked in Akado Telecom incident

Thousands of Moscow’s wealthiest residents had their information compromised after Moscow-based internet provider Akado Telecom experienced a leak.

The incident was discovered last week and was found to have exposed personal data including names, home addresses and mobile numbers, according to a Reuters report.  

The data was uploaded to the database of, RIPE NCC, a not-for-profit regional internet registry for Europe of which Akado Telecom is a part of. Aleksei Semenyaka, a RIPE NCC communications director, told the news agency Akado Telecom must have uploaded information and that the the customer details could now be accessed freely.

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