Chile and Montenegro Floored by Ransomware


The Chilean government has become the latest to reveal its systems were breached by ransomware actors, taking services offline.

The government’s Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) explained in a notice that the incident occurred on August 25 and impacted an unnamed government service.

It’s unclear from the alert how successful the attackers were, but the CSIRT explains that they targeted the agency’s Microsoft and VMware ESXi servers. The ransomware “has the ability” to encrypt these servers and rename all files with the “.crypt” suffix, it said.

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