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Digital database of Hungarian Development Center destroyed by hackers


According to the cyber security experts, government organizations and educational institutions have become key targets of hackers mostly in ransomware attacks cases. With development of the technology, the cybersecurity threats were also increasing day-by-day. Moreover, numerous groups of hackers were even learning sophisticated ways for stealing valuable data of the organization.


Recently, a government organization of Hungary also became victim of hackers and suffered from a massive cyberattack. Hungarian Development Center (i.e. MFK in Hungarian or HDC) has been forced to reorganize their administration from scratch, when a cyberattack by the hackers' in mid-July of this year destroyed their entire digital database as reported by news site 24.hu. The news site 24.hu also reported that these cyberattack by the hackers' most likely have come from the North Korea.


Later, in a statement, the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed about the cyberattack. However, the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs denied all assumptions related to any data loss, mentioning that the Hungarian Development Center has immediately and quickly shut down their systems when they noticed the hacking attempt.


While responding to 24.hu, Foreign Ministry has confirmed that the MFK has been affected as a result of a cyber attack recently, however "due to the immediate and professional intervention, the center's data has not been lost".


The Rugby Association of Hungary also stored their data on these affected servers. However, as mostly all the official documents as well as the accounts were also stored at Ministry of Human Resources, so all those documents would be recovered without any issue.


It has also been revealed that hackers have launched this cyberattack against government agency mainly aiming at their server, which stores all of their official documentation, invoices, contracts, corporate software, as well as essentially all of their digital data related to their activities, according to the information gathered by 168 Óra, a local weekly news magazine.


However, the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Hungarian Development Center did not made any comment on when they detected this attempted incident of data theft. Meanwhile, Constitutional Protection Office (AH) has started investigating this case.


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