Cyber-Attack on ICRC: What We Know

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Date published
16 Feb 2022
Data, Data protection / Responsible data management, Data security

In January, we determined that servers hosting personal data belonging to more than 515,000 people worldwide were hacked in a sophisticated cyber-attack.

We feel it is our responsibility as a humanitarian organization accountable to our partners and the people we serve to share what information we can about this hack.

What should I do if I think my data might have been accessed in the cyber-attack?

If you haven't heard from us and are concerned, we encourage you to reach out to your local Red Cross or Red Crescent society or the ICRC office in your country. Here is a list of contact details. We also developed a question and answers article for people who have been affected with more information. We know you entrusted us with personal information and details about often traumatic events in your lives. This is not a responsibility we take lightly. We will work hard to maintain your trust so we can continue to serve you.