The Secure Data website is now operational. Janusz Cieszyński explains what happened

The Secure Data website is now operational.  Janusz Cieszyński explains what happened

Through the, users with a trusted profile can check whether their logins and passwords to accounts in e-shops, e-mail boxes and electronic banking have not been leaked. However, the system has not been working since the morning, but everything is now stabilized.

The “Zaufana Trzecia Strona” portal reported on Tuesday that logins and passwords related to Polish users of websites had been leaked online. There are millions of pieces of data, according to the website, this is probably the biggest leak in the history of the Polish Internet.

Stolen account data

The list of logins and passwords was published on the Polish forum “Cebulka” on the Tor network. This is a place where hackers sell stolen data.

The data package was shared by a user registered two months ago who had not published any other posts before. The file has over 6 million lines containing the website address, login and password. The stolen data comes from social networking sites, shopping platforms and banks. The list includes, among others: Allegro, Facebook, mBank and Onet and WP email services.

On Tuesday morning, the Ministry of Digitization made available a special website through which you can check whether your data has been stolen. However, in the first hours the service was very much a façade because it did not work. During the day, it was possible to log in, but the system was unstable: after entering data, many users saw an error message.

Janusz Cieszyński: the system is already working

The website was created quickly and errors can be corrected in a hurry. Despite this, Internet users were very critical about errors that made it impossible to check whether data had been leaked. Janusz Cieszyński commented on the matter on Wednesday afternoon.

“The website was created by @COIgovPL from scratch in less than 24 hours. This required, among other things, the use of ready-made parts of already functioning services. Everything happened according to procedures. The information about the launch generated a significant load and unavailability of the system while we were uploading the corrections,” he wrote.

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