House of Representatives’ site attacked by ransomware hackers: ‘Threats are serious and increasing’

4 month ago

US news.

A ransomware attack had targeted the House of Representatives system that is used in dozens of offices, the Punchbowl News reports.

IConstituent had been the target of a ransomware attack that lasted several weeks and continues to impact its functioning.

The Chief Administrative Officer of the House is currently working to fix the issues but insists that it remains unclear whether or not larger House IT systems have been hacked.

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