10 million COSMOTE and OTE fine for leaking the personal data of millions of consumers

The Data Protection Authority imposed a €6,000,000 fine on Cosmote and €3,250,000 on OTE for leaking the personal data of millions of consumers. Following COSMOTE’s notification of the personal data breach incident that was identified in early September 2020, the agency investigated the circumstances and, in this context, examined the legality of storing “leaked” files, […]

10 million COSMOTE and OTE fine for leaking personal data of millions of customers

The Data Protection Authority imposed a €6,000,000 fine on Cosmote and €3,250,000 on OTE for leaking the personal data of millions of consumers. Upon notification to COSMOTE of the personal data breach incident that was identified in early September 2020, the agency investigated the circumstances and, in this context, examined the legality of holding “leaked” […]

Ransomware hackers stole data from more than 0.5 million hospital patients "Red Cross"

The first known result unprecedented hacker attack on Athens hospitals was the hacking and theft of personal data of more than 515 thousand patients of the Red Cross Hospital (ICRC) in Athens. Greek edition cathimerini reported that unknown perpetrators managed to break into the server of an IT company in Switzerland, with which the organization […]

Hackers attacked three hospitals in Attica

On the night of Monday 17 to Tuesday January 18, hackers attacked three major hospitals: Attikon, Sotiria and Asklepion in Voula. The fact that the system was hacked was confirmed by the head of the 1st Attica Health District (1ης ΥΠΕ) and ΝΙΜΤΣ (army medical service), Panagiotis Stathis, according to iefimerida. These are the three […]

A fine of € 5,000 for a company sending advertising messages

The Office for Personal Data Protection charged a company with a fine of 5,000 euros for sending advertising messages without the consent of the recipients. As it became known, complaints about the company and its aggressive advertising policies were submitted to an independent body. Citizens complained that despite repeated requests to remove their details from […]

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