These days, one of the things that is becoming more of a trend if threat actors exploiting critical vulnerabilities in software and attacking reputable organisations. The newest company to fall prey to one such attack is reputed and wide spread retailer of spread car parts, AutoZone.
The ransomware in question is the Cl0p ransomware, which has been responsible for the MOVEit data fiasco. From its end, AutoZone has filed a notice with the Maine Attorney General’s office. Additionally, they have started identifying and notifying the users whose data has been breached.
The scary part is that the data breach occurred in May 2023, and they confirmed the same in mid August 2023. What took them so long to come to terms with the attack is anybody’s guess.