Bitcoin ransomware locks 10 years’ worth of government data in Argentina

Bitcoin ransomware locks 10 years’ worth of government data in Argentina

Bitcoin-hungry hackers have attacked a data center in Argentina which houses local government files. According to Alicia Bañuelos, the country’s Minister of Science and Technology, the attack took place on November 25. In an interview with Agencia de Noticia de San Luis – a local government digital news outlet – on December 2, Bañuelos said the center had already recovered 90 percent of the encrypted data.