Taiwan's Entire Population Database Stolen

A secret government database of more than 20 million Taiwanese citizens was leaked on the Dark Web. According to researchers at Cyble  a “known and reputable actor” called  Toogod was found to have released the data titled “Taiwan Whole Country Home Registry DB” onto the Dark Web. 

Cyble is a US-based cyber threat intelligence company that strives to provide organisations with real-time views of their supply chain cyber threats and risks. 

It is very unusual for an entire nation’s database to be leaked. Recently researchers came across a leaked database on the Dark Web where a known and reputable actor ‘Toogod” dropped the database of “Taiwan Whole Country Home Registry DB” comprising of 20 Million+ records.

The data is from the Ministry of the Interior’s Department of Household Registration.The 3.5 GB-database lists the names, addresses, genders, dates of birth, and other private information of more than 20 million citizens. According to Cyble, the "actor" claimed the leak is from 2019, though Cyble researchers have stated that it is difficult to confirm how recent it actually is.

Right now, the Taiwanese Government has not made any comment on the situation or acknowledged it in any way. Most likely, the US-based cyber threat intelligence company will talk directly with Taiwanes officials in secrecy

Taiwan News:       Cyble Inc:      Security Affairs:      TechTheLead

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