Wabtec Corporation is one of the largest equipment and service providers in the freight and rail industries. The company has more than 27,000 employees in more than 50 countries and is involved in most transit sectors and companies that depend on heavy machinery.
Hackers infiltrated the Wabtec file network and installed harmful malware that enabled them to encrypt sensitive information about the company. The attackers copied unauthorized information and threatened to expose the information online.
The Wabtec file network was first compromised as early as March 15, 2022. The breach wasn't noticed until June 26, 2022, and it went through an investigation and was finally ended weeks later.
The Wabtec data breach impacts some customers and Wabtec employees. If you receive a notification about the breach from Wabtec, you may be at real financial risk. Significant personal and financial details were exposed during the attack. Wabtec is offering complimentary identity theft protection services to impacted individuals. You should utilize these services and consider putting a credit freeze in place to protect yourself.
The Wabtec file network was fully breached in the attack exposing thousands of different files. Many individuals could have their information exposed in the attack, and it has the potential to be very damaging.