The Cybercrime Unit of Central Criminal Police Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia has launched an investigation into the unauthorized access into the computer system of the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees of Georgia. The Ministry of Internal Affairs informed report.ge about the incident. According to the agency, the hackers stole important documents related to managing the pandemic from the Lugar laboratory. Part of the documentation is currently uploaded on one of the foreign websites and is available to the mass use. The website also uploads falsified documents that are deliberately falsified to intimidate, confuse, and distrust the public.
The investigation is underway under Article 284 of the Criminal Code of Georgia.
According to the Ministry, at this stage, the investigation determined that:
"Illegal possession and use of important medical records and pandemic management information stored in the Health Research Center databases got recorded. According to the evidence obtained at this stage, the cyber attack was carried out by one of the foreign special services. In the coming hours, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia will appeal to the partner countries' relevant services to provide effective assistance in the immediate and effective investigation of this complex and specific crime," the statement said.