Thousands of Aer Lingus staff data stolen in ransomware attack

A Russia-linked ransomware gang responsible for a global cyber attack that has led to 5,000 Aer Lingus staff having their data stolen may have acquired enough information for identity theft, a leading cybercrime expert has warned.

US company Progress Software revealed last week hackers had found a way to compromise the MOVEit Transfer software which is used by many large companies to send sensitive files securely. The attack is reportedly orchestrated by a prolific Russian cyber-crime gang known as Clop – known for extorting industrial organisations with ransomware attacks.

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Source: MSN News