Gunnebo data breach: Blueprints of bank vaults, security systems leaked online

Gunnebo data breach: Blueprints of bank vaults, security systems leaked online

Posted October 28, 2020

Gunnebo data breach: Blueprints of bank vaults, security systems leaked online

  • A cyber attack that struck Swedish security company Gunnebo in August led to the exposure of 38,000 internal documents containing blueprints of bank vaults, security doors, alarm equipment, and security functions for ATMs.
  • The company said that soon after its IT department established that unauthorised persons tried to enter the company’s IT environment, they immediately shut down the servers to isolate the attack and thanks to the rapid intervention, the operational impact became minimal and operations could be resumed quickly.
  • Commenting on hackers leaking sensitive data stolen from organisations, Warren Poschman, senior solutions architect with comforte AG, said if the data had been secured properly using technologies such as tokenisation or format-preserving encryption then the sensitive details would still be secure and worthless as an instrument of blackmail or identity theft.

teiss – Jay Jay | October 28, 2020