"Iranian hackers" again - From phone numbers to ID cards, the data of 65.000 Albanian citizens were published

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On the Telegram page, which is claimed to belong to "Iranian" hackers, a list with thousands of names of Albanian citizens was published today.

- In this list are the data of 65 thousand Albanian citizens such as: identity card number, first name, last name, place of birth, place of residence, telephone number.

This is not the first time that the Telegram site, which is claimed to belong to "Iranian hackers", has published sensitive data about Albanian citizens.

"Iranian hackers" carried out a series of cyber attacks against Albanian institutions, the government website, the TIME system at border crossings, police departments, banks... and the last one was against the INSTAT website. After that, the Institute of Statistics also responded, saying that the hackers did not affect the census data.

In response to Iranian cyberattacks that began in July 2022, the Albanian government, in early September of the same year, made a decision to break diplomatic relations with Iran.

"The in-depth investigation provided us with indisputable evidence that the cyber attack on our country was organized and sponsored by Iran," Rama said then.

The two countries have had tense relations since 2014, when Albania took in 3.000 members of the exiled opposition group the People's Mujahideen Organization of Iran (MAK), and built Camp Ashraf, near Durres.

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