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Entrust Data Breach Investigation

The Lyon Firm is actively involved in data privacy and data theft cases and is currently investigating the Entrust ransomware attack on behalf of data breach victims and plaintiffs nationwide.

According to those familiar with the incident, a renowned ransomware gang could be behind the attack on Entrust, an industry giant that provides services to thousands of customers. It is not clear if a ransom has been paid.

WHAT HAPPENED?

Entrust recently confirmed an ongoing cyberattack which has seen data from its systems stolen. The data breach allegedly shows similarities to an attack earlier this year on another digital ID provider, which could have widespread consequences. The ultimate outcome of the attack will depend on the type of data stolen.

The Minneapolis-based cybersecurity company confirmed it was hit by a cyberattack last month, though it’s unknown if biometrics or other critical data has been leaked. The attack is a little ironic seeing as Entrust prides itself as a global leader in data protection. Little is known at this juncture, only that an “unauthorized party” accessed parts of their system on June 18.

Cybersecurity researcher Dominic Alvieri published an early July notice sent to Entrust customers in which the Entrust CEO said, “some files were taken from our internal systems.”

The company has thus far declined to confirm what kind of data was stolen, though it has been hinted at that a ransomware gang may bee responsible for the attack.

What is Entrust?

Entrust technology is used by customers such as banks to establish identity of people making online payments. Entrust has some of the biggest customers in the country, such as Microsoft, VMware and several U.S. government agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security and the Treasury.

Entrust says it has more than 10,000 customers, primarily in banking and insurance, which use the company’s technology for “trusted identities, payments, and data protection.”

Joe Lyon is a highly-rated data breach lawyer and Privacy Attorney representing plaintiffs nationwide in class action security breach lawsuits.

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