Red Cross Pleads With Hackers to Not Release Stolen Data on 515,000 Vulnerable People
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Humanitarian organization Red Cross disclosed that it was the victim of a cyberattack and has asked the hackers who broke into the IT network of one of its contractors not to leak the personal information of more than 515,000 “highly vulnerable people.”
The hackers stole the data from a Red Cross program called Restoring Family Links, which aims to reunite family members separated by conflict, disaster, or migration. The hackers stole data such as names, locations, and contact information. Robert Mardini, director-general for the International Committee of the Red Cross, said to the malicious actors, “Your actions could potentially cause yet more harm and pain to those who have already endured untold suffering. The real people, the real families behind the information you now have are among the world’s least powerful. Please do th…