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Technology: of cybercriminals disseminate sensitive data from the Alpes-Maritimes Departmental Council

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Twenty days after the IT attack of the Alpes-Maritimes Departmental Council by the Play group, IT pirates broadcast, Tuesday, November 29, 2022, an archive containing sensitive data related to the institution. Other data may soon be posted. For the time being, no ransom has been explicitly requested.

The Departmental Council of Alpes-Maritimes was the victim of a computer attack on the part of the cybercriminals of the Play group on the night of November 9 to 10, 2022. The institution did not respond to the requests of the collective of computer pirates, The latter began to carry out his threats by broadcasting on his site on Tuesday, November 29, an archive containing internal data from the departmental council, reports the Journal du Net .

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of sensitive data

according to Le Monde , this archive of 13.7 gigabytes would contain documents related to the human resources services of several entities of the Departmental Council, files related to regional planning projects or some sensitive personal data such as identity cards or passports.

On its site, Play also clarified being in possession of a total of 290 GB of data. Cybercriminals threaten to disseminate the rest of the files if the departmental council does not meet their requirements, say our colleagues. For the moment, no ransom request has been explicitly formulated.

A recent group

Little information has so far been revealed about Play, says the national daily. If its site was put online in November, the first victims of the collective would date last June. According to cybersecurity experts from Trend Micro, Play first targeted Latin America before attacking France. A French digital service company would also have undergone an attack on their part.

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Six days after the attack, the Departmental Council of the Alpes-Maritimes said by press release that it had succeeded in preserving a large part of the data thanks to " the rapid reaction of the agents of the department" . On November 21, The Guadeloupe region also underwent a cyber attack, specifies Le Monde. In October, the departmental councils of Seine-et-Marne and Seine-Maritime had been attacked. In July, L’Indre-et-Loire was also targeted.

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