The Dominican Republic's Instituto Agrario Dominicano (IAD) has suffered a ransomware attack by the Quantum group. According to the ransom note, at least four physical servers and eight virtual servers with the databases, applications and emails were compromised.
The Quantum ransomware gang claims to have stolen 1 TB of data, and have threatened to release it publicly if IAD does not promptly agree to pay $650,000.
IAD has admitted that they only had basic measures — like antivirus software — protecting their systems, and that they lack a dedicated security department.
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