According to reports, the QR code of French President Emmanuel Macron’s personal vaccine passport was leaked earlier this week and distributed on social media before it was deactivated.
The staff of the Elysee Palace in Paris, the residence of the President of the French Republic, News agency BFMTV The leaked information was certainly a legitimate personal QR code from Macron’s Health Pass.
The photo of the pass showed his full name and date of birth. Authorities said they suspected that “ethical flaws” were involved after medical professionals circulated the information voluntarily or by mistake.
The French network reported that the incident caused controversy over the security of people’s personal health information, but the code was subsequently deactivated and unusable.
“This system works, but there is an ethical flaw on the part of one or more medical professionals. Someone gave the impression of a QR code and distributed it voluntarily or by mistake,” Elysee officials said. Said.
Authorities identified a health worker suspected of leaking leader’s health path details and personal information on Wednesday, AFP reported. Employees are likely to face sanctions, according to the national health insurance agency CNAM.
A similar accident was reported earlier this month after the QR code of French Prime Minister Jean Castex was leaked in an online photo. Castex’s code is now displayed as fraudulent in the contact tracking app “Tous AntiCovid” to monitor the spread of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus that caused the COVID-19 pandemic in France.
Le QR Code de Jean Castexest désormai saffiché comme frauduleuxdans Tous Anti Covid.
Cen’est pas encore le cas de celui d’Emmanuel Macron.https://t.co/6ehUW77ZGB pic.twitter.com/sEkvRUS2sK
— Raphael Grably (@GrablyR) September 21, 2021
Vaccine passports, called “health passes” by the government, are required for people to enter restaurants, clubs, and many other public places.
Recently, more and more countries and governments are implementing COVID-19-related measures such as the Healthpass Act, especially in Europe and the United States. Since then, many Americans have been the target of “CCP virus-based scams.”
Last month, the US Department of Health and Human Services Directorate General of Inspectors appealed to the general public for COVID-19-related fraud in the form of asking people to pay at their own expense to receive shots. Or ads that are distributed on websites, social media, emails, and telephones to get vaccines. Or a visit visit to carry out CCP virus related scams, among other scams.
The Federal Trade Commission has recorded more than 601,000 consumer complaints related to COVID-19 and stimulant payments as of September 16, with 72% of those complaints being fraudulent or theft of personal information. AARP reported that it was involved.
From NTD News