Massive Ransomware Attack Exposes Sensitive Data of Entire State's Population

In an unprecedented incident, the state of Maine has reported a ransomware attack that compromised the data of approximately 1.3 million residents. The attack exploited a software vulnerability in the third-party file transfer tool MOVEit, commonly used worldwide. Cybercriminals, believed to be associated with the Clop group, weaponized the exploit between May 28 and May 29, gaining unauthorized access to multiple state government agencies. The stolen data includes sensitive personal information such as names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, driver's license or state ID numbers, taxpayer ID numbers, and possibly medical and health insurance information. Maine officials shut down MOVEit access upon discovery, but the extent of the breach remains a significant concern. Individuals are urged to contact the state for information on potential impacts. For more details, refer to the original article at