BlackCat Ransomware Strikes Carinthia
Industry: Government | Level: Strategic | Source: Euractiv
ALPHV/BlackCat ransomware gang struck Southern Austrian state, Carinthia with ransomware on Tuesday, May 24th, 2022, demanding a $5 million ransom. As reported by European media Euractiv, services impacted by the attack have included the state’s website, emails, issuing of passports or traffic fines, as well as COVID-19 testing and contact tracing. Gerd Kurath the head of Carinthia's press service has stated an unwillingness by the state to meet the threat actor's demands given no indications were found that data was compromised and remained available on backup systems. Additionally, the restoration of services and 3,000 impacted systems is expected to be available on Friday, May 27th, 2022.