IT crisis hit Finland - the home of computer and internetMonday, 07 November 2011
The Finnish police and the Finnish Ministry of Interior saw their websites crashed on Monday.
The crash came after police announced that it would publish names of those whose personal information was hacked in a hacker attack this weekend.
Ministry of Interior do not know if the crash is the result of a crime. During the weekend there were unconfirmed reports of personal data for 16,000 Finns have leaked onto the internet.
AdvertisementFinland’s communications watchdog, Ficora, says people whose data was leaked through a file-sharing website should not try to take matters into their own hands. The events cannot be undone, says the organisation.
Several copies of the leaked files are now circulating on the internet.
Ficora’s head of networks and security, Erka Koivunen, says people whose personal details were published online should wait for the responsible party to contact them.
The leaked data may have originated from about 10 adult education organisations, according to Ficora. It has not released their names. So far two groups have said their membership lists were involved. They are Suomen Opiskelija-Allianssi OSKU (the Finnish Student Alliance) and Työtehoseura (TTS), a research, development and training institute.
On Saturday, news came to light that more than 16,000 Finns' data were leaked on a file-sharing website. Social security numbers, home addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses were among the data posted online.
By Scancomark.se / News source: Yle
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