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Police Investigating Tax System Breach

DATA LOSS—LATVIA

February 16, 2010

Police are investigating a breach of Latvia's State Revenue Service (VID), according to an Earthtimes report. VID said yesterday that its electronic security systems may have been breached, possibly exposing seven million confidential documents from its tax declaration system. It is believed to be the largest data breach in Latvia's history. A group of hackers claims that a senior tax official is responsible for exposing the system's vulnerability.
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