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Security Breach Of Software Platform Could Expose Aid Organizations’ Data On Recipients

IRIN: Security lapses at aid agency leave beneficiary data at risk
“Aid agencies have put some projects on hold while reviewing the security of a popular online system for handling aid distributions, IRIN has learnt. Sensitive personal and financial data on tens of thousands of people in humanitarian aid projects is at risk from hackers, according to a damning security analysis by a financial technology startup. … The incident is a real-world reminder of the possibility of personal details of aid beneficiaries falling into the wrong hands and the potential for fraud, as aid agencies increasingly turn to voucher systems and digital cash transfers as more efficient forms of assistance…” (Parker, 11/27).

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