The Principality of Sealand sells nobility titles Duke Duchess Count on its website as a source of revenue for the nation | EMWNews.com

Hackers plant Malware on Website sells Baron & Duke Titles

Hacked installed malware detected on a website selling nobility titles

The Principality of Sealand is a small island nation in the North Sea and its government maintains and sells nobility titles such as ‘duke’, ‘duchess’ and ‘count’ on its website as a source of revenue for the nation.

A threat actor has hacked the website of the Principality of Sealand, a micronation in the North Sea, and planted malicious code on its web store, which the government is using to sell baron, count, duke, and other nobility titles. Called a “web skimmer,” the malicious code allowed the hackers to collect user and payment card details for anyone who purchased products, such as nobility titles, from the country’s online store.

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So while the whole principality seems somewhat laughable, what data breach notification laws actually apply here?  Will the principality be mailing out breach notices to all customers?

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