AU: Legal Aid ACT won’t pay hackers’ ransom demands

Lottie Twyford reports:

Legal Aid ACT has confirmed it will not pay the ransom demanded by the hackers who earlier this month stole private information from the commission.

That hack could have exposed the data of some of the organisation’s most vulnerable clients, including refugees and victims of family violence.

Read more at The Riot Act. Neither the coverage nor the Legal Aid statement indicates who the attackers are, how much the ransom demand was, and whether any of the systems or files have been encrypted. But it seems clear from the media statement that Legal Aid has seen proof that data was exfiltrated.

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