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Metropolitan Detention Center New Mexico jail forces to lock down due to cyberattack

Exploit: Ransomware

The Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC): Prison

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Risk to Business: 2.223 =Severe

New Mexico prison officials had a problem on their hands as a ransomware attack impacted county computer systems resulting in a lockdown of the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in Bernalillo County, New Mexico. The prison was not directly targeted. Inmates were forced to stay in their cells since the attack impacted the facility’s security camera networks, automated doors and internet service. Inmates and jailors were also unable to videoconference for trials. Reports say that a number of databases are suspected of being compromised or corrupted including an incident tracker which records inmate fights, attacks, as well as allegations of prison rape and sexual assault.

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Risk to Business: 2.419=Severe

The exposed personal data for patients and former patients at Broward health may include Social Security numbers, bank or financial account information, driver’s license numbers, names, addresses, telephone numbers, and hospital payment account information. Protected health information including medical information like care history, condition, treatment and diagnosis records may also have been exposed.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How It Could Affect Your Customers’ Business Ransomware can cause serious operational problems in unexpected places in today’s connected world.