The US law firm Campbell Conroy & O’Neill, which has large corporations such as Ford, Boeing, Exxon, Marriott and Walgreens among its clients, was the victim of a ransomware attack. In a notice published at the end of last week, the law firm admits that it had already discovered unusual activities in its network on February 27th. Only later was it discovered that it was ransomware.
An investigation by the FBI and cybersecurity firms found that the hackers behind the attack had access to a database of names, birth dates, driver’s license numbers, financial account information, social security numbers, passport numbers, payment card information, medical information, health insurance information, biometric information, and online account credentials.
The law firm is now offering free credit monitoring to those affected. Her customers also include companies such as Toyota, British Airways, Monsanto, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Dow, Home Depot,Max and Toshiba. Because of the confidential data that is usually available there, Trevor Morgan, product manager at security provider Comforte, rates law firms as promising targets for cyber extortionists.