The nation’s oldest law enforcement agency did not say who was behind the attack nor did they say if they paid the ransom to unlock the affected system. The government warns against paying the ransom.
The USMS released a statement regarding the ransomware attack acknowledging that a current investigation is underway. “The Department’s remediation efforts and criminal and forensic investigations are ongoing. We are working swiftly and effectively to mitigate any potential risks as a result of the incident,” they said.