New Mexico Cyber Attacks

Infrastructure Affected

Public Safety
Government
Medical
Education
 
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Public Safety

City of Farmington Police Department

Breach Type - Ransomware

KRQE

  • Virus infiltrates computers
  • City of Farmington a target of malicious activity
  • Police department offline as well as all other city departments
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Local Government

San Miguel County Government Systems, San Miguel County

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

Las Vegas Optic

  • Unknown bad actors utilized ransomware during cyberattack
  • Officials were unsure about extent of potential damage
  • Personal or private information may have been leaked
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ABQ Journal

  • Ransomware attack disabled school district's network
  • Payroll, personnel, and student data remained safe
  • Officials were uncertain as to extent of the cyberattack
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New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, State of New Mexico

Breach Type – Hacking, Ransomware

ABQ Journal

  • Public utility regulatory agency hit in cyberattack
  • State Attorney General's office requested money for cybercrime unit
  • Additional state agency's website went down during attack
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Lea County Government, Lea County

Breach Type - Phishing, Other

The Kansas City Star

  • New Mexico county fell victim to phishing scam
  • Fraudulent vendor sought payment of $32,500, employee paid the wire transfer
  • Officials learned of scam and immediately reported to Lovington Police Department
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City of Alamogordo, Otero County

Breach Type - Phishing, Other

Alamogordo News

  • Alamogordo government falls victim to phishing scheme
  • Fraudulent emails probed employees into changing bank account information
  • Payments went through to faulty accounts
  • City has cyber insurance and police leading investigation
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Medical

Roosevelt General Hospital, Roosevelt County

Breach Type – Unknown, Malware

ABC 7

  • Personal information system breached in malware cyberattack
  • IT department was able to secure and restore affected server
  • Names, addresses, DOB, SSNs among leaked information
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Education

Gadsden Independent School District, Doña Ana County

Breach Type - Unknown, Ransomware

KTSM

  • Ransomware cyberattack disabled school district network
  • Internet and online communications systems were disabled
  • School district was hit previously, caused email to be rebuilt
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Las Cruces Public Schools, Doña Ana County

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

Bleeping Computer

  • School system was forced to disable network to stop spread of cyberattack
  • IT officials discovered infected servers and promptly removed them from the network
  • Over 1,000 schools are believed to have been attacked in total
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New Mexico Highlands University, San Miguel County

Breach Type – Unknown, Malware

KRQE

  • Ransomware cyberattack used against Houston County, Georgia Board of Education
  • Main website affected, created error messages when browsing
  • Board of Education one of multiple victims hit in Georgia
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Gadsden Independent School District, Doña Ana County

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

CBS4Local

  • Gadsden School District attacked with ransomware, encrypted domain controllers
  • Officials stated that personnel information and payroll system were unaffected
  • District advised that they notified Education Department
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Taos Municipal Schools District, Taos County

Breach Type - Unknown, Ransomware

Taos News

  • Ransomware attack disabled digital services for Taos Municipal Schools District
  • Hackers demanded $5,000 ransom for return of control over the network
  • Officials believe no personal information was compromised, and IT department worked 20 hour shifts to fix websites
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University of New Mexico

Breach Type - Data Breach

Albuquerque Journal

  • 23,000 potentially exposed after server breached by hackers
  • University of New Mexico notified potentially affected individuals
  • Data base accessed contained HR & financial information
  • The university offered no cost credit monitoring
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