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Ransomware attack on top Brazilian court encrypts files, backups

Posted on Nov 8, 2020
Ransomware attack on top Brazilian court encrypts files, backups

The ransomware attack was carried out by unknown operators who are now demanding a ransom for the decryption key.

The cyberinfrastructure of the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice (STJ) has suffered a massive ransomware attack, as a result, its services including the official website have been forced to go offline.

The ransomware attack took place between Monday and Tuesday this week but the details of it were only revealed earlier today.

The ransomware operators are claiming that the entire STJ database has been encrypted and any attempt to restore the file will go in vain.

Although it is unclear who is behind the attack; the hackers are demanding an unknown amount of ransom to decrypt the encrypted Court data.
For now, STJ’s website is offline. Furthermore, a ransom note has also been left by the hackers asking Court officials to contact the group through a Protonmail based email address.

Full article on https://www.hackread.com/ransomware-attack-brazil-top-court-encrypts-backups/

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