Data breach at California state worker union targeted social security numbers, home addresses
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California's largest state employee union, SEIU Local 1000, fell victim to a ransomware attack last month, potentially exposing sensitive information of its 96,000 members. While the union confirmed the breach, it provided few details about the compromised data. Authorities are currently investigating the incident and determining the extent of the data breach.
This incident was a criminal cyber act and is being treated as such as we assist law enforcement,
According to cybersecurity analyst Brett Callow, the ransomware group LockBit 3.0 was responsible for the attack. The hackers stole 308 gigabytes of data, including Social Security numbers, addresses, and birth dates. If the union does not pay the demanded ransom, the stolen data will be released on the dark web.
First, they steal a copy of the data, and then they encrypt or lock the computer from which it was stolen. And they demand a ransom to unlock the computers, and to supposedly delete the stolen data,
Read at Sacramento Bee
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