Might 28, 2021
As we just lately disclosed, the College of Maryland, Baltimore was topic to a cybersecurity incident involving its Accellion file switch equipment (FTA). Accellion, Inc. is an info expertise vendor of UMB that provided UMB’s FTA. UMB stopped utilizing the Accellion FTA in February 2021. The FTA was utilized to have the ability to switch and obtain delicate knowledge by means of a safe protocol.
Though we had been assured beforehand that no delicate knowledge was disclosed, on March 29, 2021, UMB realized that sure knowledge information in UMB’s Accellion FTA had been posted on a cyber felony’s web site.
UMB instantly reported this to the FBI and out of doors consultants have been engaged to research and decide the total scope of the incident. In line with Accellion, its FTA software program was focused beginning in mid-December 2020, by a menace actor group(s). The assaults have been perpetrated on Accellion FTA software program, which is utilized by quite a few universities, authorities companies and private and non-private corporations.
Luckily, there isn’t any proof that UMB programs apart from the FTA equipment have been impacted. The investigation is ongoing, however information various by particular person and included varied sorts of knowledge components akin to title, demographic info, birthdate, prognosis, social safety quantity, driver license, supplier title, well being and associated profit info.
UMB has notified and is constant to inform affected people by mail on the final recognized tackle as our investigation identifies them. As at all times, people are being suggested to stay vigilant and monitor monetary account statements and credit score experiences fastidiously and report any discrepancies to regulation enforcement, and we encourage activation of fraud alerts and safety freezes. UMB offers id theft monitoring as required by regulation.
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