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Cyber security company owner arrested for recent personal data breach in Bulgaria

Christian Fernsby |
The owner of a cyber security company was arrested Tuesday morning for a recent personal data breach in the National Revenue Agency (NRA), sources of the prosecution office told BTA. He was remanded at Sofia Airport as he arrived from Istanbul.

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Todorov is the third person to be arrested in the case. The other two are the trade director and a 20-year-old employee in his TAD Group.

The employee, Kristian Boikov, was charged with a crime against the Republic aimed to cause confusion and fear in the public through a computer offence. He faces between five and 15 years in prison upon conviction. Todorov and his commercial director, Georgi Yankov, were charged with inciting a computer offence.

The three men deny having anything to do with the crime.

The data breach has affected millions of Bulgarians but the authorities said that just under 200 are under a serious risk of fraud due to the nature of the personal data that has leaked.

Last week NRA started a service which enables people to check whether they have been affected. The information that is provided, however, has no details about the nature and scope of the leaked data.

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