Westat, a data firm used by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), was targeted by the Cl0p ransomware gang during the MOVEit data breach in May 2023. The attackers exploited vulnerability in the MOVEit Transfer software, impacting thousands of entities, including government bodies, airlines, and educational and financial institutions. Documents obtained from OPM suggest hackers accessed email addresses and agency tracking codes. Despite a patch being released, many organisations remain vulnerable.
Rampant ransomware attacks have hit the healthcare industry, with incidents increasing by more than 600%, costing an average of $10 million per breach. This has