New Jersey Cyber Attacks

Infrastructure Affected

Public Safety
Government
Medical
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Public Safety

Montville Township & Montville Police Department, Morris County

Breach Type - Malware

Tap Into

  • Township computer systems experienced technical issues necessitating complete shutdown of all servers
  • Montville Police officials notified administration that shared drives could not be accessed
  • Township working manually
  • Spokesperson declined to comment when prompted about potential ransom
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The Daily Record

  • Police Chief stated police department systems were taken offline
  • 911 calls were operational despite forced shut-down of systems
  • Second 911 hit in Morris County
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Rockaway Township Police CAD System, Morris County

Breach Type - Ransomware

Daily Record

  • Police locked out of computer systems since Thanksgiving Day
  • Malware brought down Rockaway Police Department's email system and CAD system
  • Police fill out dispatch reports by hand, maintaining quick response times
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Tom’s River Police Headquarters

Breach Type - Data Breach

Baltimore Sun

  • 3,700+ people effected
  • Computer assisted dispatch server was not working correctly
  • Notices sent out to people
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Newark PD

Breach Type - Hack

NJ

  • Virus encrypts data
  • Backup systems were used by dispatchers
  • No indication that information on servers was compromised
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Local Government

Township of Roxbury, Morris County

Breach Type - Unknown, Malware

Tap Into

  • Several computers were affected as the township realized that data needed to be restored from backups
  • The origin of the virus is still unknown as investigations are still underway over this seemingly isolated incident
  • It is unknown if this was a ransomware based attack as all infected files were removed
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Mercer County Clerk, Mercer County

Phishing, Other

NJ 1015

  • Mercer county residents have been warned after phishing scam targets many email accounts
  • The offices of the county looked into claims of false invoices claiming and requesting payments
  • People were contacted to not send money or information to the fraudulent emails
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Borough of Palisades Park, Bergen County

Breach Type – Phishing, Other

North Jersey

  • $460,000 was missing from fraudulent wire transfers
  • Emails were compromised however how is unknown
  • Theft is possibly related to a hacking attack on Borough’s computer systems
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Borough of Oakland Administrative Systems, Bergen County

Breach Type - Malware

North Jersey

  • Malware invades Borough’s computer system
  • Breach detected just before Christmas
  • Computer virus affected Borough administrative systems exclusively
  • No evidence surfaced of damage to system or personal information compromised
  • Significant restoration to be completed
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The Brick Township Municipal Utilities Authority, Ocean County

Breach Type - Phishing, Malware

Brick Shorebeat

  • Discovered official emails of employees available on pastebin
  • Posts do not appear to include passwords
  • NJ advises those to be cautious of spear phishing attempts
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Bloomfield Township Website, Essex County

Breach Type - Hacking, Other

TAP into Bloomfield

  • Township of Bloomfield website hacked
  • Information Technology director working to restore webpage
  • The Township’s primary destination for official information displayed a blank page
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New Jersey State Government & Education Employees

Breach Type - Other

New Jersey News 12

  • Discovered official emails of employees available on pastebin
  • Posts do not appear to include passwords
  • NJ advises those to be cautious of spear phishing attempts
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Cape May County

Breach Type - Ransomware

Press of Atlantic City

  • County persecutor did not specify the groups affected in this attack
  • Fraudulent UPS link in email started the virus in one case
  • Phishing links sent out to employees
  • Multiple attacks hit this county
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Town of Springfield, Union County

Breach Type - Hack

PR Newswire

  • PD management server used to breach information about township residents and visitors
  • All personal info of the people could be at risk
  • Town will implement better cybersecurity for future prevention of hacks
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Newark City Hall

Breach Type - Ransomware

Tap Into Newark

  • Hacker demands $30,000 in bitcoin
  • Disrupted many services except 911
  • Malware encrypted infected files with an RAS-2048 algorithm
  • Unknown if ransom was paid
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Town of Plainfield

Breach Type - Ransomware

CBS New York

  • Computer systems hijacked when employee clicked email link
  • Three computers infected before they could be taken offline
  • 10 years’ worth of data lost
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Medical

ActivYouth Orthopaedics (Office of Dr. Ronald Snyder), Bergen County

Breach Type - Unknown, Ransomware

Data Breaches

  • Bergen County orthopedics center attacked by ransomware
  • Due to backups of patient information, most information was restored
  • They were unable to determine if patient information was stolen or compromised
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Sunspire Health, Bergen Co.

Breach Type - Phishing, Data Breach

Health Data Management

  • Several employee email accounts affected in phishing attack
  • Sunspire secured accounts upon discovery of compromise
  • PHI of patients potentially exposed
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Hackensack Sleep & Pulmonary Center

Breach Type - Ransomware

Healthcare IT News

  • Ransomware attack potentially breaches data of 16,476 patients
  • Malware encrypted Hackensack's EHR system
  • Hackensack refused to pay ransom
  • Reinstalled system and regained files via an unaffected backup server
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New Jersey Spine Center

Breach Type - Ransomware

Data Breaches

  • Hackers encrypted all patient files, credit information, & backup servers
  • Ransomware variant confirmed as "CryptoWall"
  • Disabled phone system
  • NJ Spine Center paid ransom before contacting FBI
  • FBI cannot prosecute oversea hackers
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Education

Galloway Township Public School District, Atlantic County

Breach Type - Hacking

Press of Atlantic City

  • 800 school district employees affected in cybersecurity incident
  • Hackers completed two fraudulent wire transfers of $200,000
  • School District acted swiftly, recovering all funds
  • Staff members’ login credentials compromised
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Irvington Public School District

Breach Type - Hack

NJ

  • Hackers send taunting email to school district
  • Email contained partial social security numbers of over 1,200 district employees
  • District working with law enforcement to identify hackers
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Pinelands Regional School District

Breach Type - Virus/Other

The Sandpaper

  • Pinelands Regional School District falls victim to virus
  • Virus identified as "Emotet" variant
  • The program infected many of the district computers
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Bloomfield Public School District

Breach Type - Hack

nj.com

  • Bloomfield District site was one of hundreds hacked across the U.S.
  • Pro-ISIS video displayed on site for three hours
  • FBI leading investigation
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West Milford School District

Breach Type - Phishing

West Milford Messenger

  • Phishing scam affected google/gmail accounts
  • Employee & student contact information accessed, but no private data compromised
  • Suspended accounts temporarily and advised employees to change credentials
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Wayne School District

Breach Type - Phishing

North Jersey

  • Wayne School District falls victim to Google Docs phishing scheme
  • Staff of the district, receiving health care benefits, potentially affected in breach
  • District will provide fraud protection at no cost
  • Secured the affected accounts & notified local authorities
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