HACKED! Cygilant

By Kevin Lancaster, IDAgent

Exploit: Ransomware

Cygilant: Information Security Firm  

cybersecurity & breach news represented by a gauge showing severe risk  & Breach News This Week

Risk to Business: 1.337 = Extreme

Cybersecurity startup Cygilant finds itself in hot water after falling victim to a ranasomware attack. Cygilant is believed to be the latest victim of NetWalker ransomware. A site on the Dark Web associated with the NetWalker ransomware group posted screenshots of internal network files and directories believed to be associated with Cygilant. It is unknown if they paid the ransom, but the Dark Web listing has disappeared.

Individual Risk: No personal information was disclosed as compromised in this incident.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Their Business Ransomware is most commonly delivered through a phishing email, today’s most common vector for cyberattacks. Preventing phishing email from landing in employee inboxes is a strong defense against ransomware.

To learn more about how you can eliminate/mitigate these kinds of threats to your organization, call 239.790.4479 and speak to one of our security specialists today.