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The French visa utility website focused by a cyberattack, private knowledge stolen – RT in French

The Inside Ministry reveals {that a} cyberattack on August 10 towards the France-Visas visa utility website impacted round 8,700 candidates. Some have had their private knowledge stolen.

The France-Visas visa utility website was focused in a cyberattack in mid-August that affected to various levels round 8,700 visa candidates, the Inside Ministry mentioned on September 3. On August 10, “a module of the France-visa platform” was the topic of “a pc assault which might be rapidly neutralized,” the ministry mentioned in a press launch.

Private knowledge (surname, first title, passport or id card quantity, date of start, nationality) “recorded when getting into a visa utility” had been nonetheless “stolen”.

At the very least 8,700 individuals are affected, the ministry instructed AFP, including that some had solely had a part of their knowledge stolen. Messages had been despatched to them “with suggestions for vigilance and precautions to be taken”.

In keeping with the ministry, “this knowledge may give rise to misuse however restricted in its impact, specifically as a result of the knowledge doesn’t embody monetary or delicate knowledge inside the that means of the final knowledge safety regulation”.

Additionally they don’t enable “to provoke administrative procedures on behalf of the particular person […] whether or not on the France-visas portal or on another French institutional website ”. The federal government mentioned it had lodged a grievance. An investigation is underway and the Nationwide Fee for Informatics and Freedoms has been seized. “Measures” have been taken “to safe the platform and forestall occasions of this sort from occurring once more,” the ministry mentioned.

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