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Ecuador data breach exposes 21 million records, Julian Assange included

Researchers have uncovered a large data breach thought to impact the majority of the population of Ecuador, including records belonging to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Information leaked in the Ecuador data breach includes official government ID numbers, family records, phone numbers, marriage dates, education histories and work records.

The huge data breach was discovered by vpnMentor security researchers Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, who worked with ZDNet to publish the story. The unsecured cloud server, located in Miami, Florida, contained 18 GB of data, including the personal details of over 20 million individuals, with the majority from Ecuador.

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