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United States – BlueForce Inc.

Exploit: Ransomware

BlueForce: Defense Contractor

cybersecurity news represented by agauge showing severe risk

Risk to Business: 1.668 = Severe

Someone who runs training programs may need to upgrade their security awareness training. Defense contractor BlueForce has been hit by the Conti ransomware group. The gang posted data from the operation on its leak site along with supposed chat records from its negotiation with BlueForce. The Conti gang has demanded 17 bitcoin for the decryption key. BlueForce is a Virginia-based defense veteran-owned contractor that works with the US Department of Defense and the US Department of State on program management, training and development initiatives.

Individual Impact: No sensitive personal or financial information was confirmed as compromised in this incident, but the investigation is ongoing.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Increased security awareness training makes organizations up to 70% less likely to experience damaging cybersecurity incidents like this one.

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