Cyber-sleuths: Ransomware used in New Orleans attack likely tied to organized crime

Cyber-sleuths: Ransomware used in New Orleans attack likely tied to organized crime

Posted December 17, 2019
Cyber-sleuths: Ransomware used in New Orleans attack likely tied to organized crime

  • While New Orleans officials remain tight-lipped about a cyber-attack that has hobbled city government since Friday, cyber-sleuths have homed in on the likely weapon: Ryuk, a menacing breed of =93ransomware=94 used to lock up computer data until the target pays in Bitcoin for the key to release it.
  • It was Ryuk that also hit state government servers in November, forcing a shutdown.

    Nola.com – John Simerman | December 17, 2019