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Biopharmaceutical Firm Suffers Ransomware Attack, Data Dump

ExecuPharm said its internal servers were hit with ransomware after attackers launched a phishing attack.

Pharmaceutical clinical research organization ExecuPharm last week reported a March 13 ransomware attack that exposed employee personal data including Social Security numbers, taxpayer and bank account information, passport, and credit card information. And according to a report on Tech Crunch, the attackers also later dumped the stolen data onto a Dark Web site.

ExecuPharm said in its notice of the data breach that some user information from business partner Parexel, which had been stored on the compromised servers, also was exposed.

The company said it has fully restored and secured the servers.

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