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Cyber ​​attack on the Revenue Agency, hackers demand ransom

L’Revenue Agency under cyber attack: the hacker gang of the ransomware Lockbit it would have hit the public body. LockBit 3.0 thus started the countdown: time five days e could reveal the 78GB of data that he would have stolen from the Agency.

Hacker attack on the Revenue Agency

A fixed date: the July 31 at 05:15 UTC. By that date, Lockbit hackers promise to disclose 78GB of data, which relate to personal information of Italian taxpayers. In fact they would have subtracted “Scans, financial reports and contracts”.

On the hacker data leak site, cybercriminals even write a short history of the Revenue Agency to explain who it is to the rest of the world. How it was born from a reorganization at the turn of the 2000s, of its legal system. But above all he reports that he has stolen 78GB of data and is ready to publish more information in the next few hours.

Lockbit’s ransowmare is usually used on ‘commission’. In fact, hackers operate on the model of “ransomware-as-a-service”, attacking targets indicated by those who commission the hackers. Version 3.0 of this ransomware allows the victim to pay both to extend the countdown and to destroy files. Hackers usually do it pay in Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies.

The Revenue Agency immediately deployed the own technicians to investigate the matter with the Police post, to understand what the damages are reported and what strategy to adopt to respond to hackers. Also because there is a suspicion that these cybercriminals may have contacts with state actors, given the sensitivity of the stolen data.

It will take longer to understand how to respond. But the countdown continues incessantly: an answer is needed at the latest for the July 31. We will keep you updated on the development of the situation.

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Walker Ronnie

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