‘Hackers need 750,000 euros in ransom from Hof ​​van Twente municipality’

A legal group of hackers who took laptop methods of the Overijssel municipality of Hof van Twente hostage desires 750,000 euros to launch the information once more. That writes de Volkskrant Monday after contact with the hackers.

The group claims to have 40 terabytes of backup information. They are saying they’ve municipal info, together with emails and residents’ private particulars.

The assault destroyed 24 digital servers of the Hof van Twente municipality. Backup methods have been taken hostage and locked up. The municipality will solely regain entry to the methods when the hackers obtain 50 bitcoins.

The municipality and police haven’t contacted the hackers, writes de Volkskrant. The police first want time to research, to make a listing of precisely what has gone and what has occurred. It’s not recognized when the investigation was accomplished.

The hack got here to gentle final week after council workers have been unable to log in. “It turned clear that there are unknown third events who’ve accessed our methods and made the information on all our servers inaccessible to us,” a spokesman stated on the time.

The assault was reported to the Dutch Information Safety Authority (AP), the Ministry of the Inside and the police.

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