US Marshals Service Suffered a Significant Ransomware and Data Exfiltration Incident
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Multiple senior US law enforcement officials said the US Marshals Service (USMS) suffered a ransomware and data exfiltration incident on February 17 that compromised sensitive law enforcement information, including returns from legal process, administrative information, and personally identifiable information related to subjects of USMS investigations, third parties, and certain USMS employees.
An official familiar with the incident said the breach did not involve the database involving the Witness Security Program, commonly known as the witness protection program. The official said no one in the witness protection program is in danger because of the breach.
The official said the agency had developed a workaround to continue operations and efforts to track down fugitives. (Andrew Blankstein, Michael Kosnar, Jonathan Dienst and Tom Winter / NBC News)
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