U.S. Agency for Global Media data breach caused by a phishing attack

Given that phishing attacks seem to continue to be successful now is the time to run a table top exercise to see what the consequences of a breach would be and look to mitigate…:

[…] Dan Robinson, USAGM discloses that they suffered a data breach after falling for a phishing attack in December 2020.

This phishing attack allowed a threat actor to access an agency email account containing the personal information of current and former USAGM, Voice of America, and Office of Cuba Broadcasting employees who worked at the agency between 2013 and 2020.

The exposed information includes full names and Social Security numbers of employees and possibly their beneficiaries and dependents.


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