A database containing the personal data of fourteen million Chileans was publicly accessible. This concerns information about those entitled to vote that was saved in 2017, according to research by ZDNet .
These are names, addresses, gender, age and tax numbers of 14.3 million individuals, or 80 percent of the population.
The leak was discovered by a researcher who tipped a journalist from 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 fourteen million Chileans.
The Chilean government has confirmed to ZDNet that the data is correct, but it denies that the server has the data breach of the state.