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Rio de Janeiro’s finance department hit by LockBit ransomware

Exploit: Ransomware

The City of Rio de Janeiro: Municipal Government

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Risk to Business: 1.909-Severe

The LockBit ransomware group claimed to have attacked systems connected to the Finance department of the city government in Rio de Janeiro, stealing about 420 GB of data. The Secretary of State for Finance confirmed the attack. The ministry has said that the attackers only captured a small fraction of the ministry’s data. Spokespeople also said that the gang was demanding an unspecified ransom to keep the data from publication. Rio de Janeiro’s economy ranks 30th in GDP among all cities in the world.

Individual Impact: No information about consumer/employee PII, PHI or financial data exposure was available at press time.

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business In a challenging economy, no government can afford this kind of incident or the associated bills.

Source: The Record Media