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UK Ministry of Defence has suspended recruitment online application due to cyber attacks

Exploit: Nation-State Hacking (Hacktivism)

Ministry of Defence: National Government Agency

cybersecurity news represented by a gauge indicating moderate risk

Risk to Business: 2.811 = Moderate

The Ministry of Defence has suspended online application and support services for the British Army’s Defence Recruitment System after bad actors compromised some data held on applicants. The army was informed of the break-in on March 14 along with a rumored threat to expose the stolen data on the dark web. The recruitment operations system is run by Capita, a vendor that handles marketing, processing applications and candidate assessment centers. No further information on what data was stolen or when systems will be restored to full operations has been released.

Individual Impact: No information about consumer/employee PII, PHI or financial data exposure was available at press time.

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business Cybercriminals are always hungry for fresh data, especially valuable personal or financial information.

Source: the register