Hackers target Bermuda police computer network

The Royal Gazette reports:

Malicious hackers have made an unsuccessful attempt to break into the Bermuda Police Service’s computer network.

According to Michael DeSilva, the Commissioner of Police, the system was “recently targeted in a ransomware attack” — referring to software that blocks access until a sum of money is paid.

“Although the attack was unsuccessful, it nevertheless caused disruption as the technology department worked to restore systems from clean backups,” Mr DeSilva told The Royal Gazette.

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I’m not so sure I’d say the attack was “unsuccessful” if they had to restore from backup. Maybe it didn’t cause any serious damage, but it sounds like the ransomware did get in and lock up the system.

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