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Foreign Ministry website hacked, “personal data stolen”

The Ariane service allows people planning a mission or a trip abroad to register online, in particular to receive information on the security of their travel.

The Ariane platform has been hacked. of the “personal data” recorded by travelers on this site of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs were stolen, announced the Quai d'Orsay in a statement, Thursday 13 December. The department states that this information does not include “sensitive data”.

“We took immediate steps to prevent such events from happening again.explains the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. We have seized the National Commission for Informatics and Liberties (CNIL), as well as the justice of the facts.

Since 2010, the Quai d'Orsay has set up the Ariane service, allowing people planning a mission or a trip abroad to register online, in particular to receive information on the security of their travel. “Personal data saved” on this platform “were stolen” and “could give rise to misuse”according to the release.

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