A massive data breach in the IT systems of pharmacy and hospital products has led to that half the Estonian population got their data stolen. It concerns personal ID codes, what they’ve bought and their contact details.

The data breach was made public on 4 April 2024, and concern systems operated by the firm Allium UPI, on behalf of the Aoptheka pharmacy chain. The leak concerns data from 2014 to 2020, accessible via an not well protected back-up of the systems. Hackers obtained 400,000 e-mail addresses, 60,000 home addresses and 30,000 phone numbers.

Data on prescription medicines did not get stolen, according to a statement. Banking details were safe as well. | © 2024 Marcel Burger, nordicreporter.com. Featured image by Santeri Viinamäki (CC))