Pacific City Bank (PCB) has informed clients of a ransomware incident in August that exposed client data. PCB said the threat actors obtained loan application forms, tax return documents, W-2 information of client firms, payroll records of client firms, full names, addresses, social security numbers, and tax details. PCB has stated that the amount of stolen data varies for each client and it has not yet been determined if all the bank’s clientele were impacted. Although PCB’s notification did not name the ransomware group responsible, AvosLocker has posted PCB compromised files on their leak site. The bank is offering one year of free credit monitoring and identity theft protection services through Equifax.
Written by: Nataliia Zdrok, Threat Intelligence Analyst at Binary Defense Russia’s invasion of Ukraine increased