Portugal Steals Classified NATO Documents & Sells On The Dark Web

Exploit: Hacking

Risk to Business: Extreme

Classified NATO documents belonging to the Armed Forces General Staff agency of Portugal (EMGFA) were spotted for sale on the dark web, leading the agency to discover that it had experienced a data breach. First spotted by US Information Services, hundreds of sensitive documents have apparently been snatched by bad actors. The documents were exfiltrated from systems in the EMGFA, in the secret military (CISMIL) and in the General Directorate of National Defense Resources. Investigators determined that security rules for the transmission of classified documents had been broken, and threat actors were able to access the Integrated System of Military Communications (SICOM) and receive and forward classified documents.

Stress on your Business:

This problem could have been prevented by simple adherence to security rules and compliance with security policies.

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