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17. Jun 2021 | Legislation

Security problems on ECHA website

The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) just informed its users about a security breach on its homepage.

Malicious documents have compromised the ECHA website on 17 June 2021.
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Update: The security issue on the ECHA-website is solved and it can be used normaly again

The Agency stated that it “took immediate actions to prevent any further damage.” Therefore, currently and as temporary measure, it is not possible to access documents and pictures throughout the ECHA websites.

It seems that that the malicious documents cannot be found openly at the website and are only available by skilfully using search engine services. So there does not seem a direct exposure for users, as the ECHA states. According to the ECHA, user data was not harmed and safe at all times.

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