August 18, 2022
The Dominican Republic’s Instituto Agrario Dominicano has suffered a Quantum ransomware attack. The attack encrypted multiple services and workstations throughout the government agency. The Instituto Agrario Dominicano (IAD) is part of the Ministry of Agriculture and is responsible for executing Agrarian Reform programs in the country. “They ask for more than $600K. We were affected by four physical servers and eight virtual servers; virtually all servers,” IAD Director of Technology Walixson Amaury Nuñez told local media. The National Cybersecurity Center (CNCS) says that the IP addresses of the attackers were from the U.S. and Russia.
Quantum is becoming a major player among enterprise-targeting ransomware operations, linked to an attack on PFC that impacted over 650 healthcare orgs