The minister also apologized to the country. The hack happened at the end of June at the country’s National Revenue Agency (NRA), which is Bulgaria’s tax agency.
Officials say the reason for the attack wasn’t clear right away, and that it probably came from outside of the country.
A person who claimed to be from Russia emailed media in Bulgaria on Monday (July 15) and said they would give access to the hacked information, which includes upwards of 1.1 personal identification numbers with income, as well as healthcare and social security information.
Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov said although the information affected millions of people, it was not classified info and would not endanger the financial stability of the country.