Network forensics

Importance of Network Forensics

In August 2021, an IT giant Accenture confirmed that LockBit ransomware operators stole data from its systems during an attack that impacted the company’s network. Accenture’s network was reportedly hacked by the LockBit ransomware team, which claimed to have taken six terabytes of data released against a ransom of $50 million. Source – An unknown marketing services supplier is responsible for the compromise of 3.3 million Volkswagen and Audi customers and prospects in Canada and the United States due to insecure data. In March, an unauthorized entity gained access to the sensitive data, which was collected between 2014 and 2019. The information ranged from the type and model of vehicles purchased or enquired about to a smaller number of leaked Social Security numbers, tax IDs, loan numbers, and driver’s license numbers. The data that was stolen appears to be up for sale in a cybercrime marketplace. With the help of the data stolen one can create accounts, receive benefits, obtain identification documents, and even work in the victim’s name if they have the victim’s full name, street address, date of birth, and SSN number. Theft of a driver’s license number is less serious, but it’s typically enough to start […]