Danish Government database of 1,000,000 companies private info leaked by #Antisec
Anonymous Hackers upload a file on Torrent contain of the snapshot the the Danish Government database of companies. The contents of the database is currently browsable on the cvr.dk website, but the database is not available in bulk unless you purchase a license. The snapshot was obtained during the summer of 2011 by systematically harvesting data from the public parts of the cvr.dk website.
The Hack Includes:
CVRfull.zip : Archive containing xml files with company information, including html from cvr.dk
CVRCompact: As above, but without html
cvr: CVR-number (8-digit unique id, last digit is a checksum)
corporationtype: Integer denoting type of company
incorporated: Date of registration
dissolved: Date of dissolution, if dissolved
industry: Code of the company main areas of business
document content: Html of company page from cvr.dk (minus header and footer)
The other fields are name, address, phone, fax and email -- they should be self-explanatory. There are approximately 1,000,000 companies in the database. CVR reports 550,000 companies in existence, but that is likely not including the dissolved ones.
"This data is made freely available because it is wrong for the Danish government to require citizens to provide data for government databases, then use taxpayer money to gather, collate and store that data, only to ask citizens to pay if they want access to that same information from the the government." Hacker said.