Australian Information Security Incident Reported: January 06 2020

Australian Local Government Ransomware January 2020: Suspected Ryuk ransomware attack locks down Adelaide’s City of Onkaparinga council

A cyber attack just before Christmas locked down its IT systems and forced staff to start their holidays earlier than planned.

Source: P&Suspected Ryuk ransomware attack locks down Adelaide’s City of Onkaparinga council | ABC News (Australia)
Company Breach Statement: System outage
More reports from: ABC News (Australia).

City of Onkaparinga mayor Erin Thompson said its systems fell victim to the so-called Ryuk ransomware, which has also hit “other government organisations around the world”, on December 14.

“It disabled quite few of our systems,” she told ABC Radio Adelaide.

“Our phones and our emails were down for a period of time and our IT guys had to go through and individually restore every server and every different device across the council.