Hackers Hack into Serbia's State Network and IDs of all Serbians

Hackers claim to have all information about all citizens in Serbia

It seems that identities of almost all Serbians are at the risk of their personal information being leaked or used for malicious intent as a result of a hack on Serbian State’s network.  Five hackers have claimed that they hacked in the internet backbone of the Serbian Identity system and stolen ID numbers of almost all citizens of Serbia.  Though the has not been confirmed by the Serbian authorities, the hackers have leaked a screenshot of what seems to be details of Serbian citizens.

As per InSerbia, the hackers have sent a email to  the largest Serbian daily, Blic.  In the email the hackers have claimed, “We have whole Serbia in our hand. We have almost all information about the Serbian citizens starting from ID numbers to what they do, where they work, live, their phone numbers”.

Hackers Hack into Serbia's State Network and IDs of all Serbians

The above said screenshot contain tables was attached with the email sent to Blic to substantiate their claim.  The tables apparently contain detailed information about residents of several cities in Serbia. “We show this information in public for many reasons. The first and main reason is that our cyber police chases exclusively Serbian hackers while it ignores Albanian hackers. Now they will have more than specific reason to look for us, but they will waste their time,” the e-mail reads.

The hackers seems to sound patriotic and make it sound like the hack was done to show the state authorities about the apparent weaknesses in the Serbian cyber system.  “The third reason is that the state sees, and after multiple warnings realizes, that the security of the system is weak and that they should take more care about it,” the e-mail reads.

If this hack attack on Serbian state system is proved  to be true than the affects of the data being in cyber criminals hands will be devastating for the Serbian citizens. This data could be used by the hackers for anything and everything malicious.  The Government of Serbia has neither confirmed or denied the hack and with very less information coming out of Serbia in English, it is hard to determine whether the hackers claims are true or not.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Hackers are Serbian citizens who wanted to draw attention to security vulnerabilities in the Serbian public administration.
    Did not seek redemption, they are not a threat.
    The only statement that has so far published a statement of the Ministry of Interior. They claim that their base is not hacked. The question is: “How many of these bases there? What is their security? Are these bases justification for existence, whether they are legal and legitimate?” But, it is a question for the Serbian government.
    In fact, the citizens do not pay too much attention to the recent events because they have developed an awareness of the potential dangers, excluding minority that recognizes the importance of these and such events.

  2. I have to say that the databases, which they claim they have, are not official. AFAIK political parties create/have/use these kind of lists for their political campaigns.

  3. E.S.:

    In Serbia, the government requires each resident to register their current address with the police. In addition, the national tax and healthcare systems require employees to register their current employment.

    This type of database might be a worrying future for nations like the United States, but it is a holdover from the Communist past for Serbia. The Serbian government maintains this data and, as it is used by many departments within the government, I cannot imagine that it could possibly be secure.

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