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Jackson County cyber attack: Black Suit claims responsibility | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #ransomware


Black Suit claimed responsibility for the ransomware attack on Jackson County systems last month and is threatening to release the information it gathered on the dark web.Black Suit is a well-known player in the cybersecurity world. The group has also claimed responsibility for dozens of other cyberattacks on cities, counties, hospitals, and schools. Jackson County is now back online after the Recorder of Deeds, Assessment Department, and Collections Departments were down for several weeks due to the hack. The group is now claiming to release the information they gathered because the county hasn’t paid the ransom. “They’re cyber criminals, so it’s possible they could lie, and there’s no particular reason to think they’re doing so in this case. We know that the county has had a cybersecurity incident and they’re claiming responsibility for that incident,” Callow said. KMBC contacted Jackson County to provide a statement on the matter. The county said no taxpayer data was compromised.

Black Suit claimed responsibility for the ransomware attack on Jackson County systems last month and is threatening to release the information it gathered on the dark web.

Black Suit is a well-known player in the cybersecurity world.

The group has also claimed responsibility for dozens of other cyberattacks on cities, counties, hospitals, and schools.

Jackson County is now back online after the Recorder of Deeds, Assessment Department, and Collections Departments were down for several weeks due to the hack.

The group is now claiming to release the information they gathered because the county hasn’t paid the ransom.

“They’re cyber criminals, so it’s possible they could lie, and there’s no particular reason to think they’re doing so in this case. We know that the county has had a cybersecurity incident and they’re claiming responsibility for that incident,” Callow said.

KMBC contacted Jackson County to provide a statement on the matter.

The county said no taxpayer data was compromised.

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