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Attack detail

Attack Date Location
January 2020 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Manchester)
Target organisation Attack category
Mines Advisory Group Unknown

Additional notes on attack

"a ransomware attack [was conducted] in May this year, successfully preventing a cybercriminal from taking control of their system and encrypting files,” the email from MAG reads. “However, personal data was compromised, with the cybercriminal accessing a copy of the information stored on their system."

Harm Notes
Harms linked to data breach Harms linked to data breach - attackers were able to steal some donors' personal data
"The breach was reported to the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office within the 72-hour timeframe required by law. MAG has also informed the Charity Commission."
Actor type
Non-State Actor
Attacker agenda
Financial gain