California City Warns of Data Breach After Attack Claim by NoEscape Ransomware
The city of Victorville in California has warned its residents that hackers had access to their data for over a month. The breach, which occurred from August 12 to September 26, involved the theft of personal information such as names, Social Security numbers, driver's license numbers, medical information, and health insurance policy numbers. The city has offered victims one year of identity protection services. The specific details of the incident were not disclosed, but the city experienced outages affecting its phone and website systems. The NoEscape ransomware gang claimed responsibility for the attack, stating that they stole 200GB of data from government systems. Victorville is the latest city in California to be targeted by ransomware attacks, joining Oakland, San Francisco, El Cerrito, Modesto, and Hayward. The NoEscape group has previously targeted various institutions globally, including Germany's bar association, a hospital in Belgium, and manufacturing companies in the US and the Netherlands.