New York regulator warns of 'systemic and aggressive' data theft campaign

March 9, 2021

On the heels of releasing a cyber risk insurance framework, the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) issued an alert about a “systemic and aggressive” campaign to steal data from public-facing websites.

Hackers appear to be collecting consumer information as part of an ongoing pandemic and unemployment benefits fraud campaign, according to DFS. Regulators cited “instant quote websites” as a key target for cybercriminals to gather nonpublic information (NPI) and warned regulated entities to watch for evidence of hacking.

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