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Netherlands: COVID-19 patient data was sold illegally

Two suspects were arrested by the Dutch police, for alleged sale of COVID-19 patient data, from systems of the Dutch Ministry of Health.

COVID-19 data

The arrests were made after research RTL journalist Nieuws, Daniel Verlaan, who discovered ads referring to the sale of data of Dutch citizens in Internet. These ads were discovered in popular instant messaging applications such as Telegram, Snapchat and Wickr.

The ads featured photos from computer screens, with data from one or more Dutch citizens.

The reporter said he located the screengrabs on two computer systems used by the Dutch Municipal Health Service (GGD). The first is CoronIT, which contains details on Dutch citizens who have been tested for COVID-19 and the second is HPzone Light, which detects citizens' contacts with other carriers of the virus.

Verlaan said the data is available for sale online for several months and their prices range from € 30 to € 50 per person.

Buyers obtained information such as home addresses, e-mail, telephone numbers, dates of birth and BSN (Dutch Social Security Number) ID for each person.

In a press release today, Dutch police said they launched an investigation last week when they learned of the ads and arrested two suspects within 24 hours of complaint.

Both men were arrested at Άμστερνταμ the manufacture. The first is a 21-year-old man from the city Heiloo and the second a 23-year-old man from his hometown Alblasserdam. In addition, according to the police, their homes were searched and their computers their.

According to Verlaan, the two suspects worked in DDG call centers, where they had access to official Dutch government systems and databases for COVID-19.

The names of the two suspects, who will appear in court today, have not been released, according to Dutch law.

"As people work from home, they can easily take pictures from their screens. This is a serious issue when it comes to working from home"He said Victor Gevers, president of the Dutch Institute for Revealing Vulnerabilities.

"We have seen it before in the Netherlands with popular and VIP people."

"The BSN number is important because it facilitates the financial scam for CriminalsGevers added. "But also for blackmail purposes. Especially when they know where you live."

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