Act­ing on Varoufakis claim, po­lice find no hack­ing signs

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Dur­ing the course of an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into claims by ex-Fi­nance Min­is­ter Yanis Varoufakis, Kathimerini un­der­stands po­lice com­puter ex­perts have found no signs that any­one has hacked into a gov­ern­ment data­base of tax reg­is­tra­tion num­bers.

Four mem­bers of the Cy­ber Crimes Unit were as­signed the task of check­ing the Gen­eral Sec­re­tar­iat for Public Rev­enues data­base to see if any­one had at­tempted to copy tax iden­ti­fi­ca­tion codes, known as AFMs in Greece.

The probe was or­dered af­ter it emerged that Varoufakis claimed in a con­ver­sa­tion with in­vestors on July 16 that he talked to a min­istry em­ployee about hack­ing into the gen­eral sec­re­tar­iat’s online sys­tem dur­ing al­leged at­tempts to cre­ate a scheme that would help the gov­ern­ment over­come liq­uid­ity prob­lems.

Varoufakis did not clar­ify whether this breach took place. How­ever, his claims prompted in­ter­nal and ju­di­cial in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

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