Pivot Technology Solutions, a Canadian Managed Services Provider (MSP), disclosed a failed ransomware attack that occurred in June. While the MSP was successful in stopping the attack before any systems were encrypted, they confirmed that data for several affiliates and subsidiaries was accessed or stolen in the lead-up to the attempted ransomware deployment. Investigation by a third party revealed that the attackers had accessed personal information such as names, address, and birthdates, along with more sensitive information including insurance coverage and payroll data. As is almost the standard these days, affected individuals are being offered identity theft protection services for free through Equifax for two years.
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