MOVEit is a popular, secure file-transfer solution used by companies around the world. The solution is meant to enable businesses to move important documents and files around while preserving their privacy. Unfortunately, the company was hacked by the C10P ransomware gang, potentially exposing hundreds of major corporations around the world, including many in the United States.
We don't have specific data taken during the MOVEit breach, but we know confidential company documents, as well as personal data for employees and customers, are likely to be involved in the breach. All of this information could cause serious problems for the companies and people it impacts.
The MOVEit data breach occurred because the C10P ransomware gang hacked into MOVEit's services and gained access to files being transferred by many different companies. The organization developed a patch to block the hackers out from its file transfer services, but not until after a significant amount of data was taken.
The MOVEit data breach is suspected to have occurred in May of 2023, but we don't have a specific timeline to follow for the attack. We know it was discovered by Progress Software, MOVEit's parent company, in May.
This MOVEit data breach impacts hundreds of major companies, as well as their employees and customers. It has the potential to impact millions of individuals overall.
We don't have a count for the number of MOVEit files impacted by this breach, but we suspect millions of files are involved overall.