International Committee of the Red Cross leaks personal data of more than 500,000 people in a large-scale cyber attack

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has announced that a cyberattack has leaked personal and confidential information of more than 500,000 people supported by the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The leaked personal information includes information on family members and missing persons who were separated due to the conflict.

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Large-scale cyberattack halts Red Cross work reuniting families, exposes confidential data --CyberScoop

According to the ICRC, an advanced cyberattack on a computer server owned by a Swiss external company with which it has a contract was detected in mid-January 2022. The server hosted more than 515,000 personal and sensitive data, including those separated from their families due to conflicts, migrations and disasters, missing persons and their families, and those in custody. These data were collected by a network of more than 60 Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies around the world in the Family Bond Restoration Program.

Following this attack, the ICRC is most concerned about the potential risks, such as the public sharing of confidential information about people and their families that the Red Cross and Red Crescent Network is trying to protect and support. is. The attack has forced the system to stop the system that supports the family bond recovery program, affecting the activities of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to reunite separated families. 'We are urgently considering workarounds to continue this important activity,' the ICRC said.

'Attacking the information of the missing person makes family distress and suffering even more difficult,' said Robert Maldini, ICRC Secretary-General. We are all frightened and embarrassed. This cyberattack puts even more vulnerable people, who are already in need of humanitarian services, at risk. ' ..

'The Red Cross and Red Crescent Society helps reunite an average of 12 missing people with their families every day, which means they are happy to reunite with their families every day,' said Maldini. This means that cyberattacks like this one endanger this important activity. We take this cyberattack very seriously. We work closely with humanitarian partners around the world. We understand the scope of the attack and continue to take appropriate steps to protect our data. '

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