20-Year-Old Arrested Over Involvement in Data Hack that Compromised 7 Million Bulgarians

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Officials released an update last week on the20-year-old Bulgarian cybersecurity employee that was arrested over his suspected involvement in the hack on the Bulgarian Tax Authority, that compromised taxpayers financial and personal records.

Bulgaria’s NRA tax agency now faces a fine of almost EUR €20 million over the data breach. The cyber-attack is the biggest recorded hack to affect the country; and is thought to have compromised the records of nearly every resident above the age of 18 living in Bulgaria (approximately 7 million people).