DLAS shuts down many servers due to ransomware attack


Exploit: Ransomware

The Virginia Division of Legislative Automated Systems (DLAS): Government Technology Services 


Risk to Business: 1.318=Extreme A ransomware attack has hit the division of Virginia’s state government that handles IT for agencies and commissions within the Virginia legislature. Hackers accessed the agency’s system late Friday, then deployed ransomware. A ransom demand was received on Monday. A Virginia state official told CNN that DLAS was shutting down many of its computer servers in an attempt to stop the spread of ransomware. No information was available at press time about the amount of the ransom demand or what if any data was stolen. AP reports that this attack is the first recorded on a state legislature


Individual Impact: No consumer/employee PII or financial data loss was disclosed in this breach as of press time.

Customers Impacted: Unknown
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Risk Levels:
1 - 1.5 = Extreme Risk
1.51 - 2.49 = Severe Risk
2.5 - 3 = Moderate Risk

*The risk score is calculated using a formula that considers a wide range of factors related to the assessed breach.

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