Helsinki hacked: 80k personal details leaked in security breach

May 15, 2024
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City of Helsinki experienced a data breach affecting over 80,000 people, with usernames, email addresses, and network drive content accessed. The breach occurred through the Education Division’s computer network due to an uninstalled patch. Authorities are investigating and implementing security measures.

City of Helsinki security breach exposes information of over 80k people

The city of Helsinki, Finland, recently fell victim to a data breach that impacted more than 80,000 individuals. The breach was reported by the city and is currently under investigation by the Police of Finland. It was accessed on April 30 through the Education Division’s computer network.

Key points from the article:

  • Accessed information includes usernames, email addresses, and network drive content
  • Authorities are still determining the full extent of the breach
  • A patch to fix the vulnerability was available but not installed

According to Hannu Heikkinen, chief digital officer of the City of Helsinki, the party behind the incident was able to access the aforementioned information belonging to students, guardians, and city personnel. The City has since implemented additional security measures to address the breach.

This breach serves as a reminder of the importance of regular patching and up-to-date security protocols to prevent unauthorized access to sensitive information. As the investigation continues, the City of Helsinki is working to enhance its cybersecurity measures to better protect the data and privacy of its residents and personnel.

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