The municipal computers were suddenly paralyzed Wednesday evening: “a general plantade”, in the words of the mayor PS of Alfortville (Val-de-Marne), Luc Carvounas. Its town hall was the target of a cyber attack by “ransomware”, that is to say that the hackers managed to enter the computer system and to exfiltrate, before encrypting them, all the files found on the way. .
City departments then received a ransom note in Bitcoin in exchange for a decryption key that makes access to files that have become unreadable
Read more about this attack by Ranzy on archyde.