Sunday, May 22

Cybersecurity: the Ministry of Justice victim of a cyberattack?

Several specialized sites report a cyberattack targeting the Ministry of Justice. Questioned by CNEWS, the authorities take the alert seriously.

According to specialized journalist Marc Renfer, from the Tribune de Genève, the pirate group “LockBit 2.0” announced on its site (visible only on the dark net) that it had hacked the Ministry of Justice.

The hackers would threaten to publish documents “within two weeks” if they did not receive a ransom.

On Twitter, a journalist from the specialized media “Public Actors” also confirms the information.

“The Ministry of Justice took note of the alert, and immediately organized to carry out the necessary checks, in conjunction with the competent services in this area”, learned CNEWS from the ministry.

The LockBit 2.0 ransomware group is also suspected of being responsible for a cyberattack on the municipality of Saint-Cloud (Hauts-de-Seine).

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