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The entire Turkish citizenship database has allegedly been leaked online

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Lianna Brinded | Business Insider

The entire Turkish citizenship database has allegedly been hacked and leaked online.

A website with purportedly leaked details of 49,611,709 Turkish citizens is online and allegedly gives the following details of each citizen — including the Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan:

National Identifier (TC Kimlik No)

First Name

Last Name

Mother's First Name

Father's First Name

Gender

City of Birth

Date of Birth

ID Registration City and District

Full Address

At the bottom of the page if gives people the option to download 6.6GB worth of uncompressed files. Business Insider did not download or verify the data linked to on the site. The Register also reported on the leak but it is unclear whether it downloaded the Bit Torrent file.

The apparent hack seems to be politically motivated. The website reads: "Who would have imagined that backwards ideologies, cronyism and rising religious extremism in Turkey would lead to a crumbling and vulnerable technical infrastructure?"

The site also purports to publish the personal details of Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as a preview of the data. 

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