Medical data from France stolen and IT provider ransomware attack

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Sensitive data that was got from over 30 Medical laboratories operating in France was stolen and released by hackers because of some unknown reasons. The siphoned information includes birth date, social security number, blood group, health insurance details, medical treatment history, illnesses like HIV that were detected till date, medicine info and pregnancy confirmation and details, contact details, names of patients, phone numbers, postcodes and addresses of over 491,840 people belonging.

Cybersecurity Insiders has learnt that the details were being stored on the servers of a healthcare software provider named Daedalus Software Inc from 2015 to 2020 that was providing IT services to over 49 laboratories from North West France and hackers stole the data that was stored on the computer network between 2015-2020.

It was probably the work of a group of hackers and the data leak took place because of some disagreement between a hacker or two in the group said Damien Bancal, who first revealed the story to the world.

Meanwhile, news is out that a ransomware attack has taken place on IT service provider TietoEvry of Finland that has resulted in disruption of services to the customers.

Geir Remman, a communication director at TietoEvry said that there was indeed some technical glitches in their services, but did not confirm that the attack was because of a ransomware or any other cyber incident.

To those uninitiated, TietoEvry provides IT and Product engineering services in over 20 countries. And work is going on full swing to restore the data as soon as possible through a disaster recovery plan.

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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