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“The mass-exploitation of MOVEit Transfer software* has rapidly cemented itself as the largest hack of the year so far.”

This is according to a recent article in TechCrunch, which reports on the numbers involved, including:

  • At least 1,000 organisations have had their data stolen.
  • The theft included the data of over 60 million individuals.
  • Over 30% of the victims were financial services organisations.


To look at this another way:

  • Over 300 financial services organisations have now had to report a data breach because of a flaw in one of their third party systems.


So what?

  • If you sell IT systems or SaaS services, you shouldn’t be surprised that you are being asked more detailed questions about your security controls.


You think you’re a solution.

They think you’re a risk.


* Progress Software’s MOVEit managed file transfer service is (or was!) used by thousands of organizations to securely transfer large amounts of often-sensitive files. The Clop ransomware gang found a vulnerability in the software to gain access to these files.