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Website of Chelyabinsk court hits by data-encrypting malware

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Attackers hacked into the website of Arbitration court of Chelyabinsk( a federal subject of Russia, on the border of Europe and Asia) and infected the server with a data encrypting malware.

The malware encrypted the information and files on the server. This incident took place on 4th October. By 10th October, the experts have managed to restore the website from previously saved backup.

However, the court lost all the information that was published on their website for this year, as the last backup operation was done only in January. The online resources including news, charts, video of conferences, information about bureau and judicial appointments were irretrievably lost.

According to the local report, the court is still trying to recover the information using their own sources. There is no detailed information about the malware variant used in the attack.

- Christina
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