Accellion Data Breach Resulted in Extortion Attempts Against Multiple Victims

Several organizations that were impacted by the recently disclosed breach at enterprise firewall company Accellion had their data stolen and subsequently used as leverage in extortion attempts. New analysis of the incident by Mandiant found that data belonging to multiple companies in the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, and Singapore has so far been released via a Dark Web site associated with a known Russia-based threat actor called FIN1 that has recently been observed operating a ransomware strain called CLOP.

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