November 15, 2023
British logistics company Owens Group has reportedly suffered a significant data security incident. Confidential company data and the sensitive personal information of its drivers, employees, and clients was compromised. LockBit ransomware infiltrated its systems. The ransomware attack has had a significant impact on Owens Group’s day-to-day operations. The encryption of critical files and systems has led to disruptions in logistics planning, supply chain management, and communication channels.
LockBit group says it stole over 700 GB of data. Owens’ data included finance information, such as budget, cash flow, balance sheets, tax returns, project calculations and bank statements, as well as client details including addresses, phone numbers, payment information and contracts, and employees’ personal information like passport scans and contracts.
Owens Group has engaged cybersecurity experts to assess the extent of the breach and work towards a resolution. The company is actively involved in restoring its systems and implementing enhanced cybersecurity measures to prevent future incidents.