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Hackers Send Fake SMS Informing Romanians They Are COVID-19 Positive

Hackers broke into a database with patients who asked for being COVID-19 tested. The database belongs to a testing center in Bucharest, Romania and it was hacked by unknown persons.

The Romanians who were waiting for the results after visiting the center started receiving text messages on their mobile phones, all saying they tested positive for COVID-19.

The testing center’s representatives said their database was hacked and they didn’t send those messages. The procedure for informing about the results implies a written answer, placed in an envelope, and not an SMS.

On top of that, some of the patients who left their mobile phones haven’t even got to be tested, but they received the “positive test” message as well.

It is not the first time when such things happen. Tens of Romanians shared stories on social media networks telling they were called to be told their tests were positive for coronavirus, even if they cancelled the tests and didn’t even go to the testing centers.

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