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Entertainment Data leak. Justice orders the blocking of a site hosting pirated files

17:55  05 march  2021
17:55  05 march  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Les quatre fournisseurs d’accès à internet français ont été intimés par le tribunal judiciaire de Paris de bloquer un site qui hébergeait un fichier contenant des données sur près de 500 000 personnes en France, ce jeudi 4 mars © Kacper Pempel / REUTERS The four French internet service providers were ordered by the Paris court to block a site that hosted a file containing data on nearly 500,000 people in France, this Thursday, March 4

The four French internet service providers were ordered by the Paris court to block a site which hosted a file containing data on nearly 500,000 people in France, this Thursday, March 4, after a data leak from medical analysis laboratories.

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The judicial tribunal in Paris ordered Thursday, March 4 to the four providers of access to internet French to immediately block a site that hosted an file containing sensitive data on nearly 500,000 people in France , after a major leak that affected medical analysis laboratories.

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Seized in summary proceedings by the Commission informatique et libertés (Cnil), the judicial court ordered the operators Orange, SFR, Bouygues Telecom and Free to implement this blocking without delay and for a period limited to 18 months, according to the judgment of which AFP has taken notice.

A domain name registered in July 2020

The free file hosting service targeted by the block had registered its domain name in July 2020 with an extension corresponding to the island of Guernsey. It is distributed by the American Cloudflare content accelerator, "which left Cnil's requests unanswered" .

The committee noted that a direct link to the contested file hosted on this service was freely available on a discussion forum. As the precise address of the file could not be effectively targeted, the blocking of the service was ultimately upheld by the courts.

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"A great deal of data relating to the identity"

"The posting of this file, containing a great deal of data relating to the identity and health of nearly 500,000 people, constitutes a serious and immediate attack on rights of the persons concerned, in particular the right to respect for private life ”, considered the court.

The publisher of software for healthcare establishments Dedalus France said on Friday that it had identified among its customers 28 laboratories affected by this leak of medical data, revealed by the media earlier in the week.

Laboratories in six departments, including in the Brittany region

These laboratories were spread over 6 departments in the Brittany, Center-Val-de-Loire and Normandy regions.

AFP was able to observe that a file comprising 491,840 names, associated with contact details (postal address, telephone, email) and a social security registration number, circulated freely on at least one forum referenced by engines of research.

The hacking is the subject of an investigation

These names were sometimes accompanied by indications on the blood group, the attending physician or the mutual, or comments on the state of health (including a possible pregnancy), drug treatments or pathologies (especially HIV).

Since then, piracy has been investigated by the National Information Systems Security Agency (Anssi), the Ministry of Solidarity and Health, in conjunction with the Cnil and the software publisher. , and a judicial investigation entrusted to the cybercrime section of the Paris prosecutor's office.

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