Hackers have stolen the personal data of around 1.4 million people who were tested for COVID-19 in Paris last year from the Paris public hospital system, AP-HP.
“All the people concerned, to whom AP-HP apologizes, will be individually informed in the coming days,” said AP-HP.
According to AP-HP, hackers have managed to breach their secure file sharing service which they use for both external and internal file transfers.
Among the data stolen were names, social security numbers and contact details of the people tested, the identity and contact details of the medical personnel treating them, and the result of the tests.
AP-HP said they have stopped using their file transfer service while investigations are ongoing.
The National Commission for Informatics and Liberties (CNIL) has started investigating the breach after it has been notified.
AP-HP added that no other data from their systems have been stolen or tampered with.
“All those concerned, to whom the AP-HP apologizes, will be informed individually in the coming days,” said AP-HP.
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