May 17, 2022

Report: “German Library Service Struggling to Recover From Ransomware Attack”

From The Record by Recorded Future:

A popular German library service notified its users of a range of issues connected to a cyberattack targeting their service provider EKZ.

Onleihe allows users to rent and borrow e-books, electronic newspapers, magazines, audio books and music frm more than 200 libraries across Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Denmark, Belgium and France.

But the platform has been facing outages since mid-April after library services provider EKZ was attacked by the Lockbit ransomware group. The Lockbit ransomware group added EKZ to its list of victims last month.

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See Also: Online Library App Onleihe Faces Issues After Cyberattack on Provider (via Bleeping Computer)

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