Only shortly after discussing the many cybersecurity vulnerabilities in hospitals, it is the Red Cross that confirms that the care facilities are among the favorite targets of hackers and cybercriminals: the international organization, in fact, asked of the
The Red Cross was the victim of a hacker attack of origin last Thursday. During the attack, the personal data of thousands of individuals were stolen, who for one reason or another are connected to the operations of the organization. The Red Cross estimates that 515,000 people worldwide have been stolen and enrolled in a program to reunite scattered families due to wars, conflicts, natural disasters and migration.
In a statement, Robert Mandini, the Director General of the International Committee of the Red Cross, said: “Even if we do not know who committed this attack and why it did, we have this appeal to make. Your actions could potentially cause even more harm and pain to those who have already endured enormous suffering. Real people, real families behind the information you now possess are among the least powerful in the world. Please do the right thing: do not sell, share or publish this information.”
Apparently, the huge data leak was made from the systems of a Swiss partner who is responsible for the storage of the data of the Red Cross: the stolen data came from the National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies scattered At the moment, however, the organization explained that it had not found any trace of the information stolen on the web, which could mean that the latter have not yet been published by the hackers.
However, the statement issued by CRI does not provide much information about the attack, while it is unclear whether it has been carried out by “private” hackers or criminals linked to a precise state, nor do we know whether the intent of the attack is to demand a lot of Meanwhile, hackers could play a central role in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.