NZ: Volunteer Service Abroad targetted by ‘sophisticated’ ransomware attack

Matthew Tso reports:

Ransomware attackers have targeted New Zealand’s largest volunteer agency working in international development.

On Wednesday Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) announced it had been the victim of a “sophisticated” ransomware attack.

Chief executive Stephen Goodman​ said the non-governmental organisation was hit last week, with attackers locking its computer systems and demanding a ransom.

Read more on Stuff. This incident does not appear to be related to the devastating attack on the Waikato District Health Board last week.

 

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