William Ralston for WIRED:
At around 4 pm, Jere checked Snapchat. An email notification popped up on his screen. His hands began to shake. The subject line included his full name, his social security number, and the name of a clinic where he'd gotten mental health treatment as a teenager: Vastaamo. He didn't recognize the sender, but he knew what the email said before he opened it.
A few days earlier, Vastaamo had announced a catastrophic data breach. A security flaw in the company's IT systems had exposed its entire patient database to the open internet—not just email addresses and social security numbers, but the actual written notes that therapists had taken. A group of hackers, or one masquerading as many, had gotten hold of the data. The message in Jere's inbox was a ransom demand.
Vastaamo ran the largest network of private mental-health providers in Finland. In a country of just 5.5 million—about the same as the state of Minnesota—it was the "McDonald's of psychotherapy," one Finnish journalist told me. And because of that, the attack on the company rocked all of Finland. Around 30,000 people are believed to have received the ransom demand; some 25,000 reported it to the police. On October 29, a headline in the Helsinki Times read: "Vastaamo Hacking Could Turn Into Largest Criminal Case in Finnish History." That prediction seems to have come true.
Denmark: FIN, QUICK, NAME A COUNTRY BEGINNING WITH “F”
Finland: OH FUCK UHH OH SHIT PHILIPPINES- NO WAIT FRANCE!!
Sweden: well yes but
Sweden: why didn’t you just say yourself
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Swedish Sport Rivals
The Main rivals in sports according to Sweden.
Skiing: “As long as we beat Norway it’s fine.”
Hockey: “As long as we beat Finland it’s fine.”
Football: “As long as we beat Denmark it’s fine.”
Handball: “As long as we beat Norway and Denmark it’s fine.”
Athletics: “As long as we beat Finland it’s fine.”
Curling: “As long as we beat Canada it’s fine.”
(Eurovision: “As long as we win it’s fine”) . - [Jk.] x’D
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