Someone has leaked entire Turkish citizenship database over the Internet

A website is displaying leaked details of 49,611,709 alleged Turkish citizens including the details of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Someone Has Hacked and Leaked Entire Turkish Citizenship Database Online
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The front page of the website provides details about the content of the leaked data and claims to contain leaked data of 9,611,709 Turkish citizens (1.5GB compressed – 6.6GB uncompressed) including:

  • National Identifier (TC Kimlik No)
    First Name
    Last Name
    Mother’s First Name
    Father’s First Name
    Gender
    City of Birth
    Date of Birth
    ID Registration City
    District Full Address

Although it is unclear who is behind the leak, the message on the website containing leaked data does give a glimpse about the political ideology of the hacktivists, for example: While criticising Turkish president Erdoğan, his policies and weak security implementation on the country’s most sensitive database, the hacktivists also sent a message to the United States and urged the country not to select Trump as a president.

Someone Has Hacked and Leaked Entire Turkish Citizenship Database Online
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At the moment, the website is openly displaying tables containing alleged personal data of Turkish President Erdoğan, Prime Minister of Turkey, Ahmet Davutoğlu and ex-President Abdullah Gül.

Someone Has Hacked and Leaked Entire Turkish Citizenship Database Online
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If proven real, this can be one of the largest security/PII breaches since the OPM hack. Some claim the leaked data is legit — but it is just a decrypted version of data that was leaked over a couple of months ago.

Waqas

Waqas Amir is a Milan-based cybersecurity journalist with a passion for covering latest happenings in cyber security and tech world. In addition to being the founder of this website, Waqas is also into gaming, reading and investigative journalism.