A database containing personal data of 14 million Chileans was publicly accessible. This concerns data from persons entitled to vote in the country that were stored in 2017. This is the conclusion of a ZDNet survey.
It concerns names, addresses, gender, age and tax numbers of 14.3 million individuals. That is 80% of the population. The leak was discovered by a researcher who tipped a journalist at ZDNet . The site did a sample check to verify the data and it turned out to be correct.
The database was searchable with the open source software Elasticsearch, which turned out to be incorrect. As a result, it was in principle possible for everyone to access the data of the more than 14 million Chileans.
The government of Chile has confirmed to ZDNet that the data is correct, but denies that the server is with the data breach of the government.