Ransomware attack on law firm leads to data breach

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Campbell Conroy & O’Neil’s law firm has issued a public statement early today that it was a victim of a ransomware attack on February 27th,2021 and the incident could have led to a potential data breach that is under serious investigation.

The law firm that has some of the renowned companies as clients has determined that the ransomware spreading hackers could have accessed or stolen sensitive info that includes driving license numbers, social security numbers, names, date of births, financial details of clients, passport numbers, payment card info, medical information, health insurance, biometric data, and some online credentials of its staff members that could lead to future misuse.

Wonder why the company was storing medical and health insurance data of its clients…?

As per the sources reporting to Cybersecurity insiders, Ford, Boeing, Exxon Mobil, Quest Diagnostics, Liberty Mutual, Johnson & Johnson, Walgreens, Monsanto, FedEX, Coca Cola, Honda North America, Toyota Motors USA, Hyundai America, Mazda Motors, Mercedes Benz, Yamaha Motors, British Airways, Continental Airlines, Toshiba Information Systems, Marriott International. Universal Health Services, Home Depot, Nissan Industrial Equipment, The Raymond Corporation, Daimler Trucks are some of the clients of the company.

Campbell Conroy & O’Neil’s law firm has apologized for the cyber incident and is offering free twenty-four months of complementary access to credit monitoring service, fraud consultation and identity theft restoration services to all its affected clients.

Note- The ransomware that hit the servers of the Massachusetts based company is suspected to the same malware that hit Colonial Pipeline fuel supplier in May 2021. But a certain section of media is reporting that the law firm was hit by REvil ransomware that demands $5 million to decrypt the data.

Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security