Gyrodata that offers technology services to mining companies was hit by a ransomware cyberattack early this year. A statement released by the company states that the Gyrodata servers were hit by a file-encrypting malware spread by REvil ransomware group and a portion of data was accessed and stolen by the hacker/s.
Highly placed sources report that the incident leaked sensitive information related to current and former employees and the leaked data includes names, addresses, date of births, driving license numbers, social security numbers, passport details, W-2 tax forms, and health insurance-related data.
On April 22nd, 2021, Gyrodata released an official statement that cyber threat actors gained access to its server farm fraudulently and accessed data between January 16th, 2021 to February 22nd, 2021.
IT Staff of the Texas-based company discovered the infiltration on February 21st,2021, and took measures on an immediate note to secure the systems.
A third-party company has been pressed into service to investigate the incident and the law enforcement has been asked to look into the matter as well.
As the company has multiple offices across the globe, such as Saudi Arabia, UAE, Ecuador, Malaysia, and Scotland; the potential of the breach is yet to be determined.
The company has however taken the personal information leak on a serious note and has taken all necessary measures to avoid such Cybersecurity blunders in near future.
Note- Gyrodata offers all software and technology-related services to companies that are in the field of geographic surveying, wellbore logging, oil and gas excavation, and metal discovery.