US Marshals Service leaks ‘law enforcement sensitive information’ in ransomware incident


The US Marshals Service, the enforcement branch of the nation’s federal courts, has admitted to a “major” breach of its information security defenses allowed a ransomware infection and exfiltration of “law-enforcement sensitive information”.

NBC broke news of the incident, which Marshals Service spokesperson Drew Wade described as having impacted a system that “contains law enforcement sensitive information, including returns from legal process, administrative information, and personally identifiable information pertaining to subjects of USMS investigations, third parties, and certain USMS employees.”

The incident took place on February 17th and was detected on the same day in a “stand-alone USMS system”.

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