U.S. legal discovery tech service provider Casepoint has launched a probe into a possible cyberattack following claims by the ALPHV/BlackCat ransomware operation purporting the theft of 2TB of sensitive data from the firm, according to TechCrunch.
Stolen Casepoint data leaked by ALPHV/BlackCat include an internal document allegedly from the FBI, a legal document, a government-issued ID, and sensitive health details from a hospital in Georgia, as well as login information for its internal systems.
While Casepoint did not have its operations disrupted by the intrusion, incident response protocols have already been enabled by the company on May 30, while a third party has been sought to monitor for further malicious activity, said Casepoint co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Vishal Rajpara, who did not provide additional details regarding the accessed and exfiltrated data, as well as negotiations with ALPHV/BlackCat.
Such an intrusion comes after the ransomware operation's attack against Amazon's security camera firm Ring.
SiliconAngle reports that ransomware attacks against the educational sector have significantly increased from 2018 to 2022 and are expected to reach a record high this year, with 85 attacks recorded during the first half of 2023 being almost two times higher than the same period in 2022.