In a move that may set a record for hacking chutzpah, a cyber ransom gang has filed a complaint with the SEC reporting that a company they hacked had failed to report the incident to the SEC within the time required by the agency’s new cybersecurity disclosure guidelines. The gang apparently filed the complaint after the hacked company failed to respond to the hackers’ ransom demand. The hacking incident and the SEC report were first reported in a November 15, 2023, post on the DataBreaches.net site, and further detailed in a November 15, 2023, post on the BleepingComputer.com site.
I will say that evaluating the SEC complaint ploy as a publicity stunt, you have to give the hackers some credit; they managed to get themselves (and their breach) into the Wall Street Journal.
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