Gelderland security region hit in ransomware attack

Veiligheidsregio Noord- en Oost-Gelderland (VNOG) was infected by ransomware over the weekend. The attack left the internal systems damaged. Some functionality is limited or not working at all. But the notification systems like P2000 and C2000, with which the security services communicate, are unaffected. “Safety is not at stake,” the VNOG said, NOS reports.

Ransomware is a type of malware that blocks access to your files. The victim has to pay a “ransom” for the files to be released. The VNOG noticed the ransomware infection on Saturday.

The police and the security region are investigating whether the attackers gained access to sensitive data, and what the consequences are. “We are doing everything we can to ensure that all systems can work safely again as soon as possible. How long this will take is currently impossible to say,” the VNOG said on Sunday night.

The security region does not know who targeted it.