CISA Warns of Accellion FTA Exploit; Centene Among Breach Victims

Health IT Security

Jessica Davis

The Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is urging all organizations to be on alert, as threat actors exploited several unpatched vulnerabilities in Accellion’s File Transfer Appliance (FTA) and stole a trove of data in an effort to extort victims.

The joint alert from CISA and security agencies of the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore warns four known vulnerabilities in the FTA platform were exploited, impacting a range of companies, including those in the medical, legal, financial, telecommunications, and energy sectors.

Healthcare insurer Centene is among the latest victims, which also includes...

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