A criminal gang uploaded data from the hacker attack on the Rhine-Palatinate Provincial Administration onto the Internet at the end of October. This was announced by District Administrator Clemens Korner (CDU) on Friday in Ludwigshafen.
“Now, unfortunately, that’s happened,” District Administrator Clemens Korner (CDU) told SWR. “This is bad. We can’t yet judge the data that was released, the state criminal police office is investigating.”
Criminal investigations are currently ongoing into the scope and nature of the stolen data that has now been uploaded to the dark web. She added that the district administration is in close contact with all concerned authorities, especially the police, in order to take appropriate measures at the right time. More information was not initially available.
After the attack of pirates by unknown perpetrators on the district administration in the Rhine-Palatinate region, nothing works anymore. However, citizens can contact the authorities in Ludwigshafen again. We’ll tell you how.
Data uploaded to Facebook and the dark web
As the district official told SWR, the data has already been published on the social networking platform Facebook. In addition, the district received an email from the perpetrators with a huge attachment. This has been sent to the state criminal police office. The facility is evaluated there. This will take a few days.
The hacker group reports to Ryan Pfalz, Chris
The group of attackers had previously notified the district administration, Korner announced on Monday. Thus, the attackers are a highly professional and organized group that has turned cyberattacks into a real business model.
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Early Monday, the district administration could not rule out the possibility of publishing confidential data of citizens and employees on the Internet. Power has been crippled since the hacker attack.
The administration of the Rhine-Palatinate region was paralyzed by a pirate attack. The processing will take some time.