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DC Metropolitan Police Hit With Cyberattack

April 27, 2021

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.”

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