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US Court Hit by Conti Ransomware, as Group Publishes Legal Files

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“They are experienced big-game hunters with a long track record of attacks on the public sector”

The infrastructure of US criminal court has been hit by ransomware, with court documents published online in what is thought to be the first ransomware attack of its kind.

Hacking group/ransomware strain Conti has claimed the attack on the Fourth District Court of Louisiana, and published apparent proof of the attack on its dark web page this week.

It appears to have published documents obtained from the court relating to defendant pleas, witnesses and jurors.

The court’s website remains offline. The Louisiana Supreme Court’s website was also down as we published. It was not clear if infrastructure had been pulled offline for precautionary reasons or if the malware had hit there too.

Computer Business Review has approached the courts for comment.

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Court documents captured by the Conti ransomware

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