Puerto Rico’s firefighting department discloses a security breach, hackers breached its database and demanded a $600,000 ransom.
According to the department’s director, Alberto Cruz, the ability of the department to respond to emergencies was not impacted by the attack.
The department received an email from the threat actors that notifies it that they had encrypted its servers and demanded the payment of a ransom to release them.
Local police launched an investigation into the incident, while the department decided to don’t pay the ransom.
“The department contacted police and have not paid the money, officials said. The investigation is ongoing.” reported the Associated Press.
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(SecurityAffairs – hacking, Puerto Rico’s firefighting department)