The news about the alleged hack to the database of National Register of persons (ReNaPer) I know confirmed after the Ministry of Interior report the improper use of a password granted to a public body. Various programming and cybersecurity experts, such as the developer Javier Smaldone, alerted society about the consequences of this computer crime.
The official website of ReNaPer issued a release an hour ago, which was also published on the official government website. “The National Registry of Persons (Renaper) yesterday formalized a criminal complaint before the Federal Criminal and Correctional Court No. 11 Secretary No. 22 after detecting that, through the use of passwords granted to public bodies, in this case the Ministry Health, sand they leaked images as belonging to personal procedures carried out at the Renaper”, The letter detailed.
Hackers use the dark web as the main attack zone, which is made up of networks that overlap the public internet that we all know. Not only are there sites for the illegal sale of drugs, human trafficking, and so on, but government data is also archived that can only be accessed with a software or authorization. Apparently, the individual or group that violated ReNaPer obtained that authorization to access the database.
“On Saturday, October 9, the Renaper learned that a Twitter user identified by the name of @aniballeaks – an account that was denounced and is currently suspended – had published in said social network the images of 44 individuals, among which were officials and public figures of knowledge in general”Says the statement. Thus, cybersecurity in state agencies is a great issue to solve.
As El Intransigente found out, improper access to the National Registry of Persons is a problem for all registered Argentines, since the criminal can generate false credit cards when accessing said information. However, the statement stated that “unauthorized entry into the systems or a massive leak of the agency’s data was ruled out.”