ASIC Servers Cyber Attack Confirmed by Overseer

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The Australian financial regulator ASIC confirmed that one of its servers was menaced by a cyber attack. The aforementioned attack was connected to the Accellion software, which is used to transfer files for the most part. The hackers were able to access a server used for document storing associated with a recent credit license application.

The regulator has not revealed the exact method of the attack, but it did confirm that the criminals were able to get access to some of the information on the compromised servers.

ASIC issued a statement: “While the investigation is ongoing, it appears that there is some risk that some limited information may have been viewed by the threat actor…At this time ASIC has not seen evidence that any Australian credit license application forms or any attachments were opened or downloaded.”

The affected servers have now been pulled out and an investigation is underway.
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It is really disturbing when one cannot rely even on a state financial regulator to protect their personal information.