Hackers breach U.S Marshals Service, access sensitive law enforcement data

The United States Marshals Service (USMS) has been hit by a ransomware attack.

The ransomware attack reportedly exposed sensitive law enforcement data, including personal information belonging to the targets of investigations.

Reports have it that the U.S. Marshals Service confirmed that the agency discovered a “ransomware and data exfiltration event” on February 7 that affected a “stand-alone” system.

NBC News reports that the attackers did not gain access to the systems running USMS’ witness protection database.

The U.S. Marshals Service declined to say how it was compromised, whether it has identified who was behind the attack, or if it paid the unknown attackers’ ransom demand.

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