Incident: NSW Labor takes a hit from Windows Avaddon ransomware | iTwire

Incident: NSW Labor takes a hit from Windows Avaddon ransomware | iTwire

Australia Political Ransomware Attack, 04 May 2021

The NSW branch of the Labor Party appears to have suffered a Windows ransomware attack, with the Avaddon strain having been used to attack the party’s network.

Photocopies of an Australian passport, a driver’s licence and a number of other documents have been posted online

Source: NSW Labor takes a hit from Windows Avaddon ransomware | iTwire
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On its site on the dark web, the group said NSW Labor had about 10 days left to make contact and “co-operate with us”. Else, it said, data that had been stolen would be leaked.

It claimed data about contracts, confidential information and contracts, drivers’ licence details, passports, employment contracts, and resumes had been stolen.
The Avaddon gang also threatened to hit the party’s website with a distributed denial-of-service attack and claimed that any data that had been encrypted would not be able to be decrypted using any external tool.

Photocopies of an Australian passport, a driver’s licence and a number of other documents have been posted online.

Contacted for comment, a party spokesperson told iTWire: “The matters raised are of serious concerns. We have referred the matter to police and we are conducting a full investigation.”

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