US capital’s surveillance cam network allegedly hijacked by Romanian ransomware suspects


Two of the five unnamed individuals cuffed this month in Romania on suspicion of spreading ransomware face US computer crime charges – for their alleged role in taking over 123 out of 187 networked computersthat control Washington DC’s CCTV cameras earlier this year.

According to Europol, which led the arrests, this week, two of those arrested are suspected of attacking American computer systems using the Cerber ransomware. The Euro plod noted that the US Secret Service is also investigating those malware infections.

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Source: The Register