The Babuk ransomware gang is taking credit for an attack against the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, D.C., and threatening to post exfiltrated data if a ransom is not paid.
The police department confirms that attackers accessed its network, but it’s offering no further details. Its public-facing website was accessible Tuesday morning.
“We are aware of unauthorized access on our server,” the department said in a statement provided to Information Security Media Group. “While we determine the full impact and continue to review activity, we have engaged the FBI to fully investigate this matter.”