Hacker arrested in France for theft of COVID-19 tests for 1.4 million Parisians
An update to a previously reported data breach.
Catalin Cimpanu reports:
French police have detained a 22-year-old suspect on the accusation of breaching a Paris hospital, stealing, and then leaking the COVID-19 test results of more than 1.4 million patients.
The suspect, whose name was not released by authorities, was arrested on Wednesday, October 6, in the village of Ollioules dans le Var, in the south of France, according to a press release from the Paris police.
French newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche, which first reported the arrest earlier today, said the suspect admitted to his crime in police custody.
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