Massive data breach hits Norway and over 3 million people’s healthcare data feared stolen by hackers

A massive trove of Norway’s healthcare data may have been stolen by unknown hacker(s), which could likely impact almost half of the nation’s population.

A healthcare organisation in Norway, Health South-East RHF, which manages hospitals in the nation’s southeast region and reportedly serves around 2.9 million people, announced the data breach earlier in January.

Health South-East RHF said that Norway’s CERT department for its healthcare sector alerted the firm about having detected “abnormal activity” in the region’s computer network, which revealed “burglaries in computer systems“. The group added that the hack is suspected to be the work of an “advanced and professional” hacker.

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