Unsecured database of 16.6 million Ecuadorean citizens found by security researchers

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The comprehensive personal details of Ecuador's citizens - encompassing financial information - included an entry for President Maduro

An unsecured, database leaking personal details of almost every Ecuadorean citizen has been found on the internet by researchers at cyber security firm vpnMentor.   The unprotected database was ...

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