On July 23, 2021, Estonian law enforcement authorities arrested a man under suspicion that he has exploited a government photo transfer service vulnerability to download ID scans of 286,438 Estonians from the Identity Documents Database (KMAIS). The suspect acquired victim names and ID numbers from various public databases and used them to download the government photos. Authorities stated the stolen photos could not be used for fraud to gain access to e-services or perform financial transactions and victims have no need to apply for new passports, ID card, etc. The Estonian government will notify all victims via email.
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