France Travail security breach

France Travail, formerly known as Pôle Emploi, is the state-run public employment service in France that has issued a security alert after suffering a massive cyber leak that exposed the personal data of 43 million individuals. A group of cyber attackers managed to infiltrate the agency's systems between 6 February and 5 March, compromising details dating back 20 years. The stolen data includes names, dates of birth, national insurance numbers and contact details, posing a significant risk of identity theft.

Although banking details remain secure, France Travail has urged those affected to remain vigilant against possible phishing attempts. The Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL) has warned of possible correlation attacks by cybercriminals. Last year a similar breach affected 10 million people, linked to the Clop ransomware group.