Report: “German Library Service Struggling to Recover From Ransomware Attack”
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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Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.