Joe Biden’s America.
“Prominent” US marshals hack compromised sensitive information.
According to NBC News, the breach occurred a week ago.
The Marshals Service “discovered a ransomware and data exfiltration event affecting a standalone USMS system” on February 17.
The Justice Department is investigating the breach.
NBC News reported:
The U.S. Marshals Service suffered a security breach a week ago that compromised sensitive information, multiple senior U.S. law enforcement officials said Monday.
In a statement Monday, US Marshals Service spokesman Drew Wade acknowledged the breach, telling NBC News: “The affected system contained sensitive law enforcement information, including legal process revenue, administrative information and personally identifiable information related to the subjects of USMS investigations. Parties and certain USMS employees.”
On Feb. 17, the Marshals Service “discovered a ransomware and data exfiltration event affecting a standalone USMS system,” Wade said.
The system was disconnected from the network and the Justice Department launched a forensic investigation, Wade said.
On Wednesday, after the agency briefed senior department officials, “those officials have determined that this is a major incident,” he said.