Ransomware hits city of Antwerp

Cybercriminals infected the city’s IT systems with ransomware. Residents are unable to make appointments for public affairs. Antwerp’s police and museums are partially offline.

The attack took place on the night of December 5-6. A city spokesperson told De Standaard that ransomware was found on several systems. The identity of the attacker(s) is unknown at the time of writing. Local authorities have opened an investigation.

The infection appears to be widespread. It’s currently impossible to make appointments for public affairs. Local police and city museums are partially offline, but emergency numbers and services remain operational.

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Source: Techzine