Cyber attack on Florida courts is claimed by a ransomware group

An attack that impacted state courts in Northwest Florida (a region of the First Judicial Circuit) last week has been attributed to the ransomware gang ALPHV (BlackCat).

It is said that the threat actors have obtained personal information from judges’ and workers’ CVs, including Social Security numbers.

Furthermore, ALPHV claims that it has a thorough network diagram of all the court’s systems, replete with credentials for both local and distant services.

Ransomware groups often use threats to force victims into negotiating or resuming talks by threatening to publish stolen material publicly.

The fact that the data breach page for Florida’s First Judicial Circuit is accessible on ALPHV’s website implies that the court has either refused to negotiate with the ransomware group or has chosen to comply with their demands.