Police Investigating Tax System Breach
DATA LOSS—LATVIAFebruary 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.