Incident: Ransomware attack forces three-week shutdown of NT Government IT system | ABC News (Australia)

Incident: Ransomware attack forces three-week shutdown of NT Government IT system | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Ransomware Attack, 11 January 2021

Ransomware attack forces three-week shutdown of NT Government Supplier’s IT system

Insists the integrity and confidentiality of government data was never compromised.

Source: Ransomware attack forces three-week shutdown of NT Government IT system | ABC News (Australia)
More reports from: ABC News Australia.

The Northern Territory Government has revealed the supplier of one its cloud-based IT systems was targeted in a ransomware attack, forcing the system offline for three weeks — but it insists the integrity and confidentiality of government data was never compromised.

The NT Department of Corporate and Digital Development has told the ABC that an undisclosed perpetrator targeted the unnamed supplier of its web-based corporate software system last year.

“In 2020, a supplier to NT Government … was compromised and subsequently ‘ransomwared’,” the department said in a statement.

[SK – Source article also has a information about spam/phishing emails NT QPS gets. Give it a read.]

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