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Major Uptick in Ransomware Attacks on New Jersey Businesses and Institutions

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Ridgewood NJ, according to Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) 2024 Homeland Threat Assessment  in the past month, there has been an uptick in reported ransomware incidents as threat actors continue to target New Jersey private organizations and the public sector, including school districts and local municipalities. The threat actors exploited security vulnerabilities and misconfigured devices to infiltrate systems and networks and encrypt them with ransomware variants, such as Cl0P, BlackCat, LockBit, and Akira. As a result of the attacks, files were at risk of exfiltration and contained personally identifiable information (PII) of users and customers of the victim organizations.

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Russian Hacker Charged With Orchestrating Ransomware Attacks Against Several Law Enforcement Agencies in Passaic and Mercer Counties

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Newark NJ, the Justice Department today unsealed two indictments charging a Russian national and resident with using three different ransomware variants to attack numerous victims throughout the United States, including law enforcement agencies in New Jersey and Washington, D.C., as well as victims in healthcare and other sectors nationwide.

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Ransomware attacks continue to plague the education sector across the United States

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Tenafly NJ, Ransomware attacks continue to plague the education sector across the United States, including in New Jersey. Tenafly Public Schools were hit with a ransomware attack that crippled the district’s computer system. Final exams have been canceled for all of the district’s high school students as the Bergen County school district tries to get its system back online with the help of cybersecurity consultants.

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