US defense contractor Electronic Warfare Associates (EWA) has disclosed a data breach after threat actors hacked their email system. The company confirmed that attackers exfiltrated files containing sensitive information.
Electronic Warfare Associates provides electronic equipment to the US government, the list of customers includes the Department of Defense (DOD), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Department of Justice (DOJ).
The company attempted to downplay the security breach, according to a notice of data incident sent to the Montana Attorney General’s office, EWA became aware of a recent phishing incident that had some limited impact on EWA email accounts on August 2, 2021.
The experts at the company believe that the attackers attempted wire fraud.