Accellion file sharing software vulnerable to face cyber security breach

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) on Monday there was a cyber security breach at a server it used to transfer files including credit licence applications where some information may have been viewed.
Accellion firewallAustralia’s securities regulator said it became aware of the incident on Jan. 15 though it does not appear the credit licence forms or attachments were downloaded.

“While the investigation is ongoing, it appears that there is some risk that some limited information may have been viewed by the threat actor,” the regulator said in a statement on Monday.

The server has been disabled and no other tech infrastructure has been breached, ASIC added.

The incident occurred with the file sharing software provided by California-based Accellion. The same software was also used by New Zealand’s central bank, who faced a cyber attack earlier this month.

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