Victorian government documents released on dark web after cyber attack

Victorian government legal files have been released on the dark web by criminals after a major cyber attack on law firm HWL Ebsworth. Victoria’s Chief Information Security Officer David Cullen on Friday said HWL Ebsworth had confirmed government information had been posted.

The law firm was hit by a cyber incident in late April when information on a confined part of HWL Ebsworth’s system was stolen by Russian hackers. Data obtained then started being posted to a dark web forum of a “threat actor” named ALPHV/BlackCat from early June.

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Source: Sky News