Ransomware, Threat Management

Widespread Clop MOVEit attacks compromise millions of individuals across US

CNN reports that millions of Americans had their data compromised after federal and state agencies have been impacted by the widespread Clop ransomware attacks targeting a vulnerability in the MOVEit Transfer file transfer app. Both Louisiana's and Oregon's motor vehicle departments had their data stolen as a result of the attack, impacting more than 6 million records and 3.5 million records, respectively. Lousiana Gov. John Bel Edwards did note that there has been no evidence regarding the leak or sale of compromised data. Moreover, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management was also noted by current and former U.S. officials to have been affected by the attack although investigation on the potentially compromised data is still underway. "We can't just rely on technical and security data related to vulnerable [software installations, but also business relationships contracts, for example to really understand how bad this is, and how bad it's going to get," said Exiger.

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