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World: The ICRC victim of a threatening cyberattack data of more than 500,000 people

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Victime d’une cyberattaque, le directeur général de la Croix-Rouge implore les auteurs de l'attaque de ne pas vendre ou de partager de quelque manière que ce soit les données des personnes vulnérables concernées. © Reuters / Kacper Pempel / Illustration Victim of a cyberattack, the Director General of the Red Cross implores the authors of the attack. not sell or share in any way the data of the vulnerable people concerned.

It is a certain cyber attack, not so much by its nature, but by its target: the ICRC, the International Committee of the Red Cross. He announced that he was the victim of a vast computer hacking. Pirates seized data of more than 515,000 vulnerable people.

with our correspondent in Geneva, Jeremia Lanche

Video: The ICRC Victim of a Cyerrattaker Threatening Vulnerable Persons Data (Euronews)

Among those whose data has been hacked are migrants Victims of conflict, disaster and prisoners in about sixty countries. If their names and their information found themselves between bad hands, these people and their families could end up even more threatened, including the regimes they try to flee.

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The general manager of the Red Cross , Robert Mardini, implore the authors of the attack not to sell or share in any way the data. The ICRC does not know which is at the origin of the attack, or even if the hackers deliberately targeted the Red Cross or if the organization is a collateral victim of the attack which aimed an external service provider responsible for storing ICRC data.

In the meantime, the organization has suspended any access to data that has been compromised and it declares itself ready to engage in anonymous way with Hackers .

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