The number of victims of the MOVEit vulnerability continues to grow: two recent major data leakages

Today, we are going to report on two recent data leakages caused by the well-known MOVEit Transfer attack.

The first incident involved a state government agency the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing (HCPF). The organization provides protection for low-income families, the elderly and people with disabilities. HCPF used an IBM contractor, which in turn used MOVEit software.

Following the revelation that IBM was one of the victims of the MOVEit transfer attack, the HCPF said it had launched an internal investigation to understand whether the incident impacted its own systems and to determine the number of affected. The investigation revealed that the data of more than 4 million people had been compromised. In a data leak notification to those affected, the HCPF claimed that its other internal databases had not been accessed by an unauthorized party.

Disclosed information belonged to certain Health First Colorado and CHP+ members' and contained:

  • First and last names
  • Social Security Numbers
  • Medicaid ID number
  • Medicare ID number
  • Date of Birth
  • Address
  • Contact information
  • Income information
  • Demographic data
  • Clinical data
  • Health insurance information.

The second case exposes personal data of the Bank of America customers. Ernst & Young (EY), an organization that provides consulting, advisory and tax services to Bank of America, said at the end of June that it had been the victim of a MOVEit Transfer attack.

Following an internal investigation, EY claims that its own and Bank of America's internal systems were not compromised, but clients' personal information was still exposed.

According to EY, the incident disclosed the personal data of more than 30,000 individuals. The leaked data may have included:

  • First and last names
  • Addresses
  • Financial account information
  • Debit or credit card numbers
  • Social Security Numbers
  • Government-issued ID numbers.

In its letter to those involved, EY promised to provide exposed clients with a “complimentary two-year membership in an identity theft protection service.”
You can also read about the Prudential and Nova Scotia incidents caused by the MOVEit vulnerability.

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