Last Updated on 19/12/2021 by Riya
In a “serious” data leakage and ransom effort targeting Australian recruitment company Finite, the sensitive data of job candidates and employees at a number of large Australian firms and government organizations was perhaps compromised. Coles, Westpac, AMP, the Departments of Defence, Health, and Home Affairs are among Finite’s prominent Australian customers.
Hackers have got entry to and exposed personal information such as resumes, career opportunities, agreements, timesheets, and immunization records, most probably in the hopes of getting a ransom.
Conti, a similar cybercriminals organization that revealed a data breach involving up to 80,000 South Australian government staff last week, has leaked roughly 12,000 files so far and is threatening to leak further. More than 300 gigabytes of data have been taken, according to a post posted on the hacking group’s website, comprising financials, agreements, client datasets, contact numbers, addresses, ids, and a range of other confidential private data.
The data “belongs to each cyberattack that originated back in October,” Finite Recruitment claimed in a note to the ABC, indicating that the issue was still being examined and that affected parties would be told once the case is settled.
The post claimed, “We are concerned that a small part of Finite Group’s database has indeed been collected and exposed on the dark web.” It is believed that the Onion Router (TOR) network, which gives Conti hackers more protection while posting illegally extracted data has been exploited for the data breach.”