Incident: Australian Red Cross warns clients of potential security breach | CRN Australia
Australian Privacy Breach,
01 February 2022
Australian Red Cross warns clients of potential security breach
May have been caught up in cyber security incident hitting the parent company
The Australian Red Cross has warned its clients they may be affected after its parent company International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), was hit by a major “cyber security incident”
On 19 January, the ICRC disclosed that some of its computer servers were hit by a “sophisticated cyber security attack”, compromising personal data and confidential information on some 515,000 highly vulnerable people. It added the data was from some 60 Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies globally.
The ICRC said the attackers specifically targeted “an external company” based in Switzerland that the organisation contracts to store data.