DC police data exposed in hacking

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A report from The New York Times indicated that the hackers appeared to be affiliated with Babuk, a known spreader of ransomware that is used to lock up private or sensitive information before hackers demand payments in cash, or more frequently Bitcoin, to release it.

Babuk emerged earlier this year, according to a threat analysis by global cybersecurity firm McAfee, and recruits followers on Russian-speaking forums. The group has reportedly been responsible for at least five high-profile breaches of companies this year.

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Babuk members “have explicitly expressed themselves negatively against the Black Lives Matter (BLM) and LGBT communities,” reads McAfee’s analysis.

thehill.com/policy/technology/550413-dc-police-data-exposed-in-hacking

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