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French Company Data Breach Causes Sensitive Information Stolen to the Hackers

French and German media on November 2 (i.e. on Friday), 2018, have reported that thousands of documents containing sensitive information pertaining to prisons and tram networks, as well as nuclear power plants have been stolen in a cyber attack. The sensitive documents got stolen from servers of the French company that is responsible for
designing sites that are dealing with nuclear waste.


The sensitive data have been illegally accessed from Ingerop - the French company - way back, in the month of June, as per the reports by Le Monde - the French newspaper, NDR - the German public broadcaster, and the German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung. The reports also revealed that the sensitive data illegally accessed during that time was more than 65 gigabytes.

As quoted by NDR, an Ingerop spokeswoman said that there were over 11,000 files that were accessed and stolen from dozens of projects. The data that were stolen include the plans that shows planned locations of the video cameras in a high-security prison of France, personal information of more than thousands of Ingerop workers, and documents
about a nuclear-waste dump that was planned in north-eastern France. The reports also stated that some of those documents were also connected with Fessenheim nuclear plant that is located at the border of Germany.


Ingerop said that all design plans had not been accessed. Ingerop, however, asserted that it has already sent information about the data breach to the affected customers, and it has also put in place some security measures, which were not specified.


As per the reports, the investigators of the breach have found some of the French company's (i.e. Ingerop) data on rented server in Germany's Dortmund city. German and French anti-nuclear activists have been targeting and criticizing the French company from past few months due to their involvement in planning the underground dumping site for nuclear waste in Lorraine. The dumping site for nuclear waste is scheduled to beconstructed within next few years. If the dumping site for nuclear waste is built, then it would be just 78 miles or 125 kilometers from the border of Germany.

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