Data of half a million vulnerable people compromised in cyberattack on Red Cross

The data consisted of confidential information on people separated from their families. Photograph: iStock


The International Committee of the Red Cross has said that personal data of 515,000 vulnerable people were compromised in a “sophisticated” hack.

The cyberattack targeted a contractor in Switzerland that stores Red Cross data, and the humanitarian group said it doesn’t know who the perpetrators are.

There has been no indication yet that the data was leaked or shared publicly.

The data consisted of confidential information on people separated from their families due to conflict, migration and disaster as well as missing people and people in detention. – Bloomberg