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Andrei Chirileasa
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Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at andrei@romania-insider.com. 

 

Romania’s biggest real estate portal suffers major data breach

The largest real estate portal in Romania, Imobiliare.ro, has suffered a data breach that could potentially affect its entire client database, reports Website Planet quoted by Profit.ro.

It remains unknown whether the company's client information fell into nefarious hands, but the company's bucket was found to be exposed, without password protection or encryption.

The exposed data was stored within 35,738 .PDF and 165,316 .JPG files, which included Personal Identifying Information (PII) such as full names, phone numbers, home address, emails, CNP (social security), and personal signatures.

The breach exposed more than 200,000 records, but the precise number of people affected by the breach remains unknown. The full report is available here.

"In January 2021, we learned of a vulnerability in our internal data systems. We immediately took appropriate measures to address the issue and to investigate the cause. In the meantime, the vulnerability has been fixed. The investigation into its cause and any potential consequences is still ongoing. Imobiliare.ro takes data privacy very seriously and works vigorously to protect the confidentiality and security of sensitive information. We comply with all applicable regulatory requirements," said the company that manages the Imobiliare.ro portal.

(Photo: Pixabay)

andrei@romania-insider.com

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Andrei Chirileasa
Editor-in-Chief

Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at andrei@romania-insider.com. 

 

Romania’s biggest real estate portal suffers major data breach

The largest real estate portal in Romania, Imobiliare.ro, has suffered a data breach that could potentially affect its entire client database, reports Website Planet quoted by Profit.ro.

It remains unknown whether the company's client information fell into nefarious hands, but the company's bucket was found to be exposed, without password protection or encryption.

The exposed data was stored within 35,738 .PDF and 165,316 .JPG files, which included Personal Identifying Information (PII) such as full names, phone numbers, home address, emails, CNP (social security), and personal signatures.

The breach exposed more than 200,000 records, but the precise number of people affected by the breach remains unknown. The full report is available here.

"In January 2021, we learned of a vulnerability in our internal data systems. We immediately took appropriate measures to address the issue and to investigate the cause. In the meantime, the vulnerability has been fixed. The investigation into its cause and any potential consequences is still ongoing. Imobiliare.ro takes data privacy very seriously and works vigorously to protect the confidentiality and security of sensitive information. We comply with all applicable regulatory requirements," said the company that manages the Imobiliare.ro portal.

(Photo: Pixabay)

andrei@romania-insider.com

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