08/12/2022
We acknowledged that authorised external users have uploaded unauthorised documents to the ECHA websites by exploiting a weakness in our system.
We took immediate actions to prevent any further damage, therefore currently and as temporary measure, the ECHA websites are not accessible.
The unauthorised users managed to upload documents which may contain links to malicious sources in a specific folder in our system. There is no direct link in our website to such documents, they can be found only by skilfully using search engine services, therefore, you are not directly exposed to any risk.
Since the vulnerability is isolated only to a specific action, we can reassure that any data and all user credentials has been secure all the time.
We are working hard for a permanent fix to the problem and we expect to open back the website as soon as possible.
We apologise for any issue caused and highly appreciate your patience, cooperation and vigilance.
The ECHA team