HomesecurityRansomware attack hit company providing services to US Congress

Ransomware attack hit company providing services to US Congress

A private company providing services to the offices of Congress and the US federal government has been ransomware attacked, thus being another US entity targeted by hackers amid calls from the White House to the country's companies to strengthen their cyber defense. This is the company "IConstituent", which stated that the e-newsletter system she was ransomware attacked. The incident came to light from Punchbowl News.

So far there is no evidence that the incident had an impact on congressional data, according to reports. In addition, steps have been taken to ensure that the attack does not affect the data of the network and the offices of Congress.

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Ransomware Attack - Company - Congress
US: Ransomware attack hits company providing services to Congress

Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, a leading Republican on the Senate Home Affairs and Government Affairs Committee, told a June 8 hearing that the news of the incident proves the range of entities that are vulnerable to such attacks.

Specifically, Portman stated the following: "Just this morning, it was reported that a constituent outreach services platform used by about 60 offices in Congress was hit by a ransomware attack. "As I have said in the past, no one is safe from these attacks, including us."

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Ransomware Attack - Company - Congress
US: Ransomware attack hits company providing services to Congress

IConstituent has not yet commented on the matter.

The company site offers a variety of tools to help federal, state and local government officials communicate with members, including a system for creating and distributing digital newsletters and a platform for connecting with members and collaborating. in cases. IConstituent customers include the states of Hawaii, Georgia and Illinois, as well as the city of Los Angeles, the State Assembly and the Congress of New York.

Ransomware Attack - Company - Congress
US: Ransomware attack hits company providing services to Congress

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The Biden administration has urged US companies to step up their defenses against cyber threats, as many companies have been hit by cyberextortion that has affected infrastructure and threatened US food supplies.

In addition, Biden signed last month executive order aimed at strengthening the nation's cyber defense, following the cyber attack suffered by the Colonial pipeline, while the Department of Justice (DoJ) said last week that it would handle ransomware investigations in the same way it handles terrorism cases.

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