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Family Planning NSW Got Ransomware Attack and 8000 Users were Victimized


Ransomware attack vigorously circulating the Infosec news and data securityawareness since previous year's Petya and Wannacry incidents. Shockingly, Family Planning New South Wales (NSW) has recently encountered a serious ransomware attack. On 25th April the reproductive and personal health non-revenue organization became the victim of the ransomware attack.


Personal data of 8000 users who is taking service since last 2½ years were badly compromised after the ransomware assault Family Planning NSW, the organization uncovering the breach to their clients under latest notifiable information breach scheme. On ANZAC day the breach happened and the cyber hacker demanded bitcoin of $15,000 from the organization to retain the access to their website as per the post on afr.com dated May 17, 2018.


Family Planning NSW didn't pay the amount of ransomware and could take their site offline after the breach. It is accepted to be a segment of a type of ransomware assaults that day by which strikeorganizations utilizing softwaregivenby an agency named as Adelphi.


Sue Carrick the chairman of the Family Planning NSW and CEO Ann Brassil stated to all users in an email. "We have informed the Australian Federal Police and will work to excellenceput by the Australian Information Commissioner's office following this assault."


Website of the Family Planning NSW has altered their page of landing to a security warning, notifying the visitors that a security update is happening and the page will return after upgradation.


The specific flaw that enabled the hacker's entrance to the database of Family Planning NSW is accepted to be because of the weak web content administration system, named as Drupalgeddon2. Different organizations that use a similar content administration system have likewise encounteredrecent attacks.


User's information safety is the top most priority for the organization and after doing a thorough external security analysis and internal examination the website will be back online. Until Mondaygeneral people and users were not informed about the hack.On 26th April, a message from Facebook notified that the site was down, and stated that it was receiving a security update. A similar message stayed on the site on Monday.

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