US defense contractor Electronic Warfare hit by data breach

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US defense contractor Electronic Warfare Associates (EWA) has disclosed a data breach after threat actors hacked their email system and stole files containing personal information.

The company claims the breach's impact was limited but confirmed that the threat actor managed to exfiltrate files containing sensitive information.

As detailed in a notice to the Montana Attorney General's office, EWA discovered that a threat actor took over one of their email accounts on August 2, 2021.

The firm noticed the infiltration when the hacker attempted wire fraud, which appears to be the primary goal of the actor.