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Australia’s Corporate Regulator Reports Accellion Cyberattack

Jan. 25, 2021, 10:25 PM

Australian Securities and Investments Commission is working with cybersecurity advisers to undertake an investigation and to resume online systems after an incident related to Accellion software used to transfer files and attachments, the regulator said in a statement late Monday.

  • Says it learned of cybersecurity incident on a server used by ASIC on Jan. 15
  • Attack involved unauthorized access to a server containing documents associated with recent Australian credit license applications
  • Ongoing investigation suggests risk that some limited information may have been viewed by the “threat actor”
  • ASIC hasn’t seen evidence that any Australian credit license application forms or any ...