Hacker downloads close to 300,000 Estonian personal ID photos
A hacker was able to obtain over 280,000 personal identity photos following an attack on the state information system last Friday. The suspect is reportedly a resident of Tallinn.
The culprit had already obtained personal names and ID codes and was able to obtain a third component, the photos, by making individual requests from thousands of IP addresses.
This data was not, however, enough for the hacker to access e-state services, meaning the normal means of authentication (ID card, mobile ID and SMART ID) have not been compromised.