Hacker attack on the Lazio Region. Vaccine reservations suspended, shadow ransomware

Arcangelo Ròciola reports:

AGI – Unprecedented hacker attack on the IT systems of the Lazio Region. A virus has taken offline the Region’s website, that of the Regional Council and the booking portal for vaccines against Covid-19. Systems went haywire about shortly after midnight today.

From what AGI learned shortly after the attack, the virus that hit the region is a cryptolocker ransomware, a particular type of cyber attack where the attacker usually takes control of part or all of the computer system and to free him he asks in exchange for a ransom (ransom).

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