Ransom Request

The hackers that attacked the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development’s (DOJ&CD) systems earlier this month managed to encrypt all of its backups and have demanded a 50 bitcoin (R33,234,450) ransom.

MyBroadband received information from an IT company that consulted with the department, which the DOJ&CD brought in to attempt to recover control of the compromised systems.

According to the source, the attack resulted in the encryption of “everything, including the backups”, which they could not recover.

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