Bulgaria detains suspect in cyber attack on its tax agency


People walk outside Bulgaria’s National Revenue Agency building in Sofia, Bulgaria, July 16, 2019. REUTERS/Dimitar Kyosemarliev

SOFIA (Reuters) – Bulgarian police have detained a suspect in a hacking attack on the Balkan country’s National Revenue Agency that led to the leak of personal and financial data of millions of people, an interior ministry spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

“We have a suspect that has been detained,” the spokeswoman said. She declined to elaborate.

Reporting by Tsvetelia Tsolova

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