“Major” cyberattack compromised sensitive U.S. Marshals Service data

The U.S. Marshals Service is investigating a major ransomware attack that has compromised some of its most sensitive information, including law enforcement materials, and the personal information of employees and potential targets of federal investigations.

The cyberattack was considered a “major incident” by officials, impacting a “stand-alone” system (meaning it is not connected to a larger federal network) within the service, an agency spokesperson said Monday. The attack was discovered on Feb. 17.

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Source: CBS News