Geneva: The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has said hackers broke into servers compromising data of more than 515,000 “highly vulnerable people”.
CNN quoted the organisation as saying on Wednesday that the hack has forced shutting down of its systems that support a program that reunites families separated by conflict, migration or disaster.
“We are all appalled and perplexed that this humanitarian information would be targeted and compromised,” said Robert Mardini, Director-General of ICRC.
According to CNN, the hackers broke into the servers of a Switzerland-based firm that the Red Cross pays to store its data.
The compromised data include information collected from at least 60 of the “national societies” across the world that the Red Cross uses as first responders to disasters.