Cybersecurity firm Resecurity has confirmed that a hacker/s have breached the systems related to United Nations leading to the data breach. And preliminary inquiry has suggested that the attack took place as the cyber crooks gained login access into the governmental organization that operates with the aim to maintain international peace and security.
Gene Yoo, the CEO of Resecurity says that organizations such as UN are likely to be hit by a cyber attack as they have data that has immense value on the dark web. And gaining internal access of servers might allow cyber criminals to conduct long-term surveillance on their counterparts.
Cybersecurity Insiders has learnt from its sources that the attack was caused because of the deceitful entry of hackers using Umoja Account of one of the employee. And prima facie that the bad guys damaged the internet servers, and the data stored on it with malicious software installation.
A security team has been employed to probe down the incident deeply and officials from UN believe that the cyber crooks only took the screenshots of data and could not break into the network.
Note 1- Unconfirmed sources said that the attack could be of ransomware genre and the extent of damage could be huge. However, UN isn’t ready to issue a statement on this issue publicly.
Note 2- A ransomware attack is a kind of file encrypting malware attack where threat actors induce malware into a database to encrypt it until a ransom is paid. Nowadays, cyber criminals are involved in double extortion tactics from criminals who first siphon the account and then sell the stolen data on the dark web, just in case the victim denies paying a ransom.