The Requena City Council suffers a cyberattack they usually demand $500,000 in bitcoins for the ransom

Facade of the Town Hall of RequenaNIUS

The consistory of the Valencian city of Requena was the sufferer on November 27 of a cyberattack on its servers. Since then, its technicians have been making an attempt to get well the knowledge for greater than ten days, since on account of the incident they needed to flip off all municipal laptop tools and techniques for security causes. As revealed by the newspaper Levante EMV, these answerable for the cyberattack would have requested $500,000 in cryptocurrencies for the ransom of the pc techniques, an quantity that the company would have refused to pay.

According to sources from the consistory, the cyberattack was carried out by encrypting person knowledge. In one in all its social networks, the Requena City Council knowledgeable the general public of the pc assault the day after it occurred. Likewise, within the publication he acknowledged that the occasions had already been reported to the Civil Guard, with the goal of “clarifying each the entry route of the cybercriminals and the second of entry and the attainable injury precipitated to the techniques, with the help of specialists in cybercrime”, municipal sources have identified.

Suspension of deadlines

In addition, to expedite the restoration work “with the utmost safety ensures”, the council agreed to droop all of the phrases of the exercise associated to the administration and administrative processing, which “will probably be restored when a protected reopening could be assured”.

Meanwhile, and after ten days of labor, native authorities sources guarantee that the servers are being steadily recovered, a activity by which “work is being carried out as rapidly as attainable” by municipal technicians and the Center for ICT safety.

One of the pc servers affected by the ‘hack’ turned out to be the payroll fee system, which made it troublesome for the officers who work within the council to gather their salaries regularly. In truth, to date the employees have solely been in a position to accumulate an advance of fifty% of their wage, in keeping with the native newspaper.