Back to the Rolle cybercrime scene

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Seven months after the revelations about the hacking of the town, Rolle hosted a conference on cybersecurity on Thursday. The opportunity to know what has been done since this attack... and what remains to be done 

It's a nice coincidence. Seven months to the day after the revelations of Le Temps on the extent of the Rolle hack, the Vaud commune hosted a conference on... cybersecurity. Coincidence, because the event, organized by the Economic Forum of La Côte, was held two years ago. Pandemic obliges, the conference has been postponed to this year. The opportunity to learn more about the preparation of administrations and companies in the face of increasing acts of piracy. 

We had left Rolle on September 28, when the authorities had organized a first information session for the citizens. A month earlier, Le Temps revealed that data on more than 5,000 inhabitants had been stolen and then published on the darknet. What about today? “About 700 residents have sent us requests to find out what information about them has been published on the darknet, says the syndic Monique Choulat Pugnale. We did this research and delivered these printed documents to them in an envelope. It took a lot of work for us.”