As reported by the Swiss public broadcasting organisation RTS, the attack dates back to August 2021. Between the 10th and 22nd of that month, hackers accessed the www.easygov.swiss platform up to 544,000 times a day. A total of 1.3 million requests were recorded.
The Covid-19 crisis has accelerated the digital switchover of many SMEs. User accounts on EasyGov have doubled in the past year. The platform is now used by some 40,000 companies.
"The COVID-19 pandemic caused rapid shifts in the way we worked” says Nicolas Mayencourt, CEO of Dreamlab Technologies. “The speed and extent of the shift to remote work was startling, everything had to be implemented quickly… and speed is never good for security" he continued. "I hope that all these cases we’ve been experiencing, help create an awareness on the gravity of the situation so that we are all able to take the necessary responsibility for all that is cyber. "
Read the full article (French only): https://www.rts.ch/info/suisse/12583156-des-pirates-informatiques-ont-penetre-le-portail-federal-destine-aux-entreprises.html
Watch the video to hear Nicolas Mayencourt's opinion (starting at 1:06).