The Danish Government now makes it into the news for a cybersecurity incident. Reportedly, the Denmark govt tax portal suffered a glitch that exposed citizens’ data online.
The Danish Agency for Development and Simplification (Udviklings-og Forenklingsstyrelsen, or UFST) disclosed that the Denmark govt tax portal erroneously exposed citizen’s data.
As revealed, the glitch appeared in the old software of TastSelv Borger which resultantly leaked citizen’s CPR numbers. This accidental exposure happened when the numbers appeared as part of the web address.
According to DXC Technology, the exposed data included records for about 1.26 million citizens’ CPR numbers over a five-year period. Specifically, the data ranged from February 2, 2015, to January 24, 2020. Whereas in another instance, the portal exposed 1330 citizen’s CPR numbers over a three-day period, that is, January 29, 2020, to February 1, 2020.