Brazil's court system under massive RansomExx ransomware attack


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Feb 4, 2016
Brazil's Superior Court of Justice was hit by a ransomware attack on Tuesday during judgment sessions that were taking place over video conference.

"The Superior Court of Justice (STJ) announces that the court's information technology network suffered a hacker attack on Tuesday (3), during the afternoon, when the six group classes' judgment sessions took place," STJ President Humberto Martins said in an official statement on the Supreme Federal Court's website.

"The Secretariat for Information and Communication Technology (STI) is working on systems recovery to restore all court services as quickly as possible."