Ransomware attack confirmed by US Global law firm counselling Fortune 500, companies

By VARINDIA - 2021-07-19

Ransomware attack confirmed by US Global law firm counselling Fortune 500, companies

Campbell Conroy & O'Neil, P.C. (Campbell), a US law firm counselling dozens of Fortune 500 and Global 500 companies, has disclosed a data breach following a February 2021 ransomware attack.

 

Software vulnerabilities are prime targets for attackers, who seek to identify and weaponize zero-day vulnerabilities. But this is a very expensive process that requires extremely skilled researchers. This is why traditionally it was only undertaken by well-funded, advanced nation-states.

 

Campbell's client list includes high-profile companies from various industry sectors, including automotive, aviation, energy, insurance, pharmaceutical, retail, hospitality, and transportation.

 

Some of its current and past clients include Exxon, Apple, Mercedes Benz, Boeing, Home Depot, British Airways, Dow Chemical, Allianz Insurance, Universal Health Services, Marriott International, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Time Warner and many more.

 

However, the firm didn't reveal the identity of the ransomware group behind this attack or if the attackers stole the accessed data. Campbell conducted an investigation and determined that the network was affected by ransomware, which prevented access to certain files on the system.”

 

The company hired third-party forensic investigators to investigate the incident after discovering the attack and reporting the security breach to the FBI.

 

Campbell issued a press release providing notice as the investigation determined that information relating to affected individuals was accessed by the threat actors behind the ransomware attack.

 

As Campbell found, the attackers were able to “access certain individuals’ names, dates of birth, driving license numbers/state identification numbers, financial account information, Social Security numbers, passport numbers, payment card information, medical information, health insurance information, etc. biometric data, and/or online account credentials (ie username and password).”

 

Campbell provides 24-month free access to credit monitoring, fraud counseling, and identity theft restoration services to all individuals whose Social Security numbers or equivalent information was exposed during the attack.

 

Campbell did not reveal the identity of the ransomware group behind the attack or if the attackers stole the accessed data.


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