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South Africans exposed; 30 million unique records leaked

South Africans exposed; 30 million unique records leaked


A data leak exposed more than 30 million unique personal records of South Africans following an alleged breach that took place around May 2017, according to an investigation by security researcher Troy Hunt.

Hunt received a 27GB file that, he believes, “is definitely floating around between traders.” Based on the headers published on Pastebin, the leaked data includes unique ID numbers, marital status, employment history, property ownership, income and company dictatorships, and other information from as early as the 90s. Some of the data belongs to people who are now deceased.

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