Every Turkish resident had their personal information leaked online. The information exposed included the residents’ names, addresses, phone numbers, bank account details, house and land deeds. Duvar English reports on June 9, 2023.
Personal information of millions of people living in Turkey have been leaked on a website called « s****p**eli ».
Some of the data can be accessed by anyone via free membership, while the remaining information is available to subscribers with paid membership.
Among the data leaked are people’s names, surnames, names of relatives, addresses, phone numbers, bank account details, house and land deeds.
Among the names whose information have been leaked are also politicians such as President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu.
Prof. Yaman Akdeniz, a prominent academic and cyber-rights expert, commented on the leak to Gazete Duvar and called for an immediate investigation.
“Although this issue has not come to the agenda for the first time, it shows that there is a very serious data security problem on the part of the state. And the problem is the personal data’s passing from hand to hand on digital platform, rather than the existence of such a website,” he said.