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The personal data of all of Hong Kong’s 3.7 million registered voters have been stolen

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Two laptops containing personal information of Hong Kong’s 3.7 million registered voters have been stolen.

The laptops were reported missing by the Hong Kong electoral office, in what could be the city’s largest scale data breach.

The devices were reportedly stolen from a locked room on Lantau Island, off the main Hong Kong island. The room was a designated backup venue for the chief executive elections held over the weekend.

The stolen data included names, addresses and identity card numbers of voters, the office said in a statement. Read more…

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