Another report of a cyber attack surfaces online from the United States. The recent victim is the truck and military vehicle giant Navistar whom have disclosed a data breach occurrence.
Navistar Suffered Data Breach
A major cyberattack has reportedly hit the US-based truck and military vehicle maker Navistar, leading to a data breach. The incident surfaced online as Navistar admitted the matter in an 8-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
As revealed from the form, the company noticed the cyber attack on May 20, 2021, affecting its IT systems. Upon detecting the incident, Navistar took the relevant steps to contain the attack. It also started investigations of the matter whilst involving technology security and forensic experts.
Upon learning of the cybersecurity threat, the Company launched an investigation and undertook immediate action in accordance with its cybersecurity response plan, including employing containment protocols to mitigate the impact of the potential threat, engaging internal and thirdparty information technology security and forensics experts to assess any impact on the Company’s IT System, and utilizing additional security measures to help safeguard the integrity of its IT System’s infrastructure and data contained therein.
A few days later, on May 30, 2021, the investigations revealed that the attackers pilfered data from the firm’s network.
Despite this IT breach, Navistar remained operational during the incident. The firm also confirmed to have reported the matter to the law enforcement authorities.
Currently, details about the attack remain unclear. However, given the back-to-back ransomware attacks on noteworthy US services, the probabilities of a ransomware attack are also there. Or, it might be an incident of a data breach, yet, the potential consequences are to be ascertained.
Recently, a wave of ransomware attacks from different threat actors has jolted up the United States. These include the fuel project Colonial Pipeline, meat-producing giant JBS Foods, and the Massachusetts ferry service The Steamship Authority. For the former two incidents, US officials have held Russian threat actors responsible.