A Dutch hacker has been arrested after stealing data belonging to 9 million Austrian citizens through a misconfigured cloud database.
An IT company based in Vienna was asked by the Austrian government to restructure its internal databases. The databases contained information on citizen locations to help track anyone attempting to avoid paying a broadcast fee. An employee belonging to the company used the GIS data during software testing of the application and left the database online without securing it.
The databreach has exposed nearly all Austrian citizens, around 9.1 million. The information included names, dates of birth, and registration addresses.