Over 1.2m Records from NBI, PNP, BIR Allegedly Leaked Online

Over 1.2m Records from NBI, PNP, BIR Allegedly Leaked Online

UPDATE: BIR issued a statement on the issue, and said that the government agency did not experience any breach. “The Bureau has initiated response protocols to keep its database protected.” Read their statement below:


(Original story) Various government agencies that include the PNP, BIR, and NBI faced a major security breach, as over 1.2 million records have leaked online according to vpnMentor.

According to vpnMentor’s findings, around 817.54 worth of records were leaked, and these records include sensitive NBI and PNP information that includes passports, birth and marriage certificates, security clearance documents, driver’s licenses, and academic transcripts.

“Individuals whose data is exposed could be potential victims of identity theft, phishing attacks, and a range of other malicious activities,” the vpnMentor said in its report. “It would be easy for criminals to apply for loans, credit, or other financial crimes using the identity of these individuals and supporting documents.”

Despite the alleged security breach, the PNP and BIR have yet to comment on the issue, while the NBI said that they did not see any breach in their system “but our verification and monitoring are continuous.”

The NPC will be conducting a meeting within the day to investigate the matter, and it is fully committed to protecting personal information. “We will not leave a stone unturned in getting to the bottom of this alleged breach,” NPC commissioner John Henry Naga said in a statement.

Just last year, the Comelec confirmed a data leak in its system but assured the public that the breach is not related to the 2022 elections.

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