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Looks like the security systems are not as strong as the trucks in Navistar

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Navistar, a leading American truck manufacturing company faced a cyber attack which involved breach of data of its employees.

The attack came into notice on 20th May, due to which Navistar hired cyber security professionals. The inquiry revealed that the attack exposed healthcare data of the workers.

Looks like the security systems are not as strong as the trucks in Navistar 2
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After a two month long investigation, the company got to know the areas of the system that were affected by the attack

Navistar also believed that the impact of the breach also made some data vulnerable like names,DOB, residences and  social security numbers.

Looks like the security systems are not as strong as the trucks in Navistar 3
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 Later on the company catalogued around 8000 documents with the help of the US Securities and Exchange Commission on June 7, alerting investors to the event. The later on assessment of the incident created a buzz among media platforms including Reuters.

The company had almost 49K of its documents exposed to threat actors. They hire almost 1300 workers around the world and  Navistar claims to be alerting all the affected people with an extra offer of complimentary theft and credit monitoring services. Use of personal data in malpractices by unlawful humans can have dire consequences so all the affected people need to stay alert and keep an eye on fraudulent incidents.

Nidhi Khandelwal

Nidhi is a tech news/research contributor at TheDigitalHacker. She publishes about techno geopolitics, privacy, and data breach.
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