Ransomware Hackers Attack Belgian Police Station, Steal Crime Files

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Local media reported that the hack exposed 18 years of data collected by Zwijndrecht police from 2006 to September 2022.These include investigation reports, fines, crime files (including images of child abuse), and files belonging to police agents (like party photos). Belgian journalist Kenneth Dée first reported the attack, and said that the threat actors most likely accessed the Zwijndrecht police network by exploiting a poorly protected Citrix endpoint. According to reports, the hackers at first targeted the offices of the municipality of Zwijndrecht before attacking Zwijndrecht police.

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