The US Nation’s Capital police department has reportedly been hit by Russian-speaking ransomware threat actors who claim to have stolen sensitive information on informants. If true, this is a very troubling cyber-attack. If informants cannot keep their anonymity, they will never work with the police. The Babuk group gave police three days to pay-up before it shares the data with local gangs, according to media sources. The files were allegedly posted on a dark web forum.
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