Update: Nova Scotia Says All Victims of MOVEit Breach Have Been Notified
The government of Nova Scotia has notified over 165,000 people that their personal information was stolen in a data breach caused by a vulnerability in the MOVEit file-transfer software. The province has spent $2.16 million on credit monitoring services for the victims. The breach, which occurred in May, resulted in the theft of sensitive personal information, including social insurance numbers and banking details. The hackers exploited a bug in the file-transfer tool, which has been targeted by the Clop ransomware gang in multiple attacks. The government is now focusing on learning from the incident and implementing measures to protect personal information in the future.