Hacker accused of having stolen personal data of all Austrians and more


At the end of November 2022, the Amsterdam police arrested a 25-year-old man from Almere who is suspected of having stolen or traded the personal data of tens of millions of people around the world.

The investigation into the activity of the man was launched by the Austrian Federal Criminal Investigation Service which spotted the man offering a dataset on a cybercrime forum in May 2020.

The man was offering a dataset containing millions of addresses and personal data from the Geburen Info Service GmbH (GIS), which maintains an archive of broadcasting reception equipment (TV, radio etc.) in the country and collects the viewing and listening fees from the citizens.