The ransomware gang known as Clop created massive headaches for numerous entities with attacks involving the exploitation of vulnerabilities in file transfer software. Since December 2020, the same gang exploited vulnerabilities in Accellion, Fortra’s GoAnywhere software, and Progress Software’s MOVEit software.
Christopher Brown reports a litigation update in cases stemming from the GoAnywhere breach disclosed in early 2023:
Fifty lawsuits filed by health-care and insurance customers whose data were breached in a ransomware attack will be consolidated in a single federal court, underscoring a trend of centralizing litigation involving scores of cyberattack victims.
The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, a federal court body that resolves issues arising from litigation involving multiple district courts, said on Monday it would group the lawsuits into a single class action in the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida to improve efficiency and convenience.
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