THE WHAT? Procter & Gamble has confirmed that it is one of the companies affected by a data breach of the GoAnywhere MFT file-sharing platform. As part of this incident, an unauthorized third party obtained some information about P&G employees.
THE DETAILS The number of employees concerned has not been disclosed. The platform was compromised in early February and the attackers were unable to access financial or social security data, P&G said, and, at this time, there is no indication that customer data was compromised.
THE WHY? The breach is said to have been part of a sustained attack by hackers Clop, who claim to have breached secure servers for more than 130 organizations. Their attempt to extort the victims has failed as more and more companies have publicly acknowledged the breach.