Latvenergo asks authorities to look into possible data leak

Latvia's state-owned energy company Latvenergo on September 10 asked the Data State Inspectorate - the country's data safety office - and the State Police to look into a possible data leak.

The TV3 television channel on September 9 reported that unknown individuals offered several political parties to buy a database, purportedly with the contact info, including mobile phone numbers, of Latvenergo clients.

The parties - not named in the report - were supposedly asked €80,000 for the database. 

Meanwhile Latvenergo representatives are sure that there have been no data leaks.

"Of course we follow data flows in a systematic manner, and we haven't discovered any outside interference with our databases. We think there's no reason to believe that a data breach has taken place," said Latvenergo spokesman Andris Siksnis. 

The Data State Inspectorate has meanwhile started a probe over the allegations. 

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