The National Rifle Association (NRA) has confirmed that it was the subject of a ransomware attack that took place last October, according to a report by gizmodo.
in the a shelf told the Federal Election Commission (FEC), the organization’s political action committee (PAC), that on October 20, 2021, the NRA experienced a ransomware attack that took its “network offline for two weeks.” Because the NRA was “unable to access email or network files until the second week of November,” the NRA was unable to report nearly $2,500 worth of donations, which was the reason for the filing.
Last year, a Russian cybercriminal group called Grief took it upon himself to allegedly have hacked the NRA and posting seemingly stolen documents on the dark web. sadness associated with it well-known Russian hacking group Evil Corpthreatened to release more documents if the payment threshold was not met.
There’s no word on whether the NRA ever paid. The organization never publicly confirmed the attack at the time, but instead did issued a statement on Twitterand said it “does not discuss matters related to its physical or electronic security” and that it “takes exceptional measures to protect information.”
The NRA did not immediately respond The edge‘s request for comment. It notes in the filing that it has “implemented additional cybersecurity measures to reduce the likelihood of a recurrence.”
https://www.theverge.com/2022/3/19/22986501/nra-confirms-ransomware-attack-hack The NRA confirms it was hacked last year