Arc of Essex County suffers a ransomware attack

Arc of Essex County has experienced a cyber incident. Lockbit has revealed that Essex of Arc County has been the subject of a ransomware attack. It has been given time until 26th February 2023 to pay the ransom.

We discuss some important aspects of this ransomware attack on Arc of Essex County.

Key points about the cyber incident involving Arc of Essex County

  • There is no official statement or confirmation of the ransomware attack by the Arc Essex team as we write this.
  • The website of Arc of Essex County is working fine at this point.
  • Lockbit has posted Arc of Essex in its latest victims’ list. It has given them 16 days time to pay the ransom or face a full data dump by the ransomware group.
  • In the absence of any official confirmation, it is unclear if some or all data of Arc of Essex county has been encrypted by the ransomware group.
  • Arc of Essex’s Twitter account has not shared any confirmation of this ransomware incident yet.

The full scale of this ransomware attack can only be known once Arc of Essex county engages in a forensics audit of the data and servers. On a similar basis, the impact on the operations of Arc of Essex will be known after cybersecurity professionals have had a look at the affected servers.

The screenshot from Lockbit’s forum reveals the Arc of Essex County name as the latest victim of a ransomware attack.

Arc of Essex hacked

About Arc of Essex

The Arc of Essex County provides advocacy and services empowering individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to realize a lifetime of personal achievement and full partnership in the community. The group is based in New Jersey.

Ignited by a desire to ensure a better future for their children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, a group of concerned parents banded together in 1948 to establish The Arc of Essex County. Sharing feelings, stories, and experiences empowered the group to face the challenges that raising a special needs child presented.

The Arc of Essex County, the leader in creating and delivering supports and services, is the premier choice of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, and the community.

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Rajesh Dhawan

Rajesh Dhawan is a technology professional who loves to blog about smart wearables, Cloud computing and Microsoft technologies. He loves to break complex problems into manageable chunks of meaningful information.