Hackers Hit Los Angeles Suburb, Demand 100 Bitcoin Ransom

From hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com

Ransomware operatives have hacked the City of Torrance in the Los Angeles metropolitan area and are holding city systems ransom. The hacking group is threatening to leak file archives allegedly stolen from the city during the ransomware attack.

While Torrance officials are reluctant to comment, reports are coming out suggesting that the suburb was indeed the victim of a hack in March. The DoppelPaymer hacking group that claimed responsibility for the attack is using its “Dopple Leaks” site to publish samples of the stolen data, which reportedly includes city budget financials, accounting documents, an archive of documents belonging to the City Manager, and more.

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