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Salvation Army Hit by Ransomware Attack

The UK arm of the Salvation Army has been hit by a ransomware attack, it has been reported.

The Christian charity is thought to be negotiating with the attackers over the siphoned data.

The Register reported that the Salvation Army first noticed the attack around a month ago, which is believed to have affected a London data center used by the charity.

Speaking to The Register, a Salvation Army spokesperson confirmed the attack took place and that the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has been informed: “We are investigating an IT incident affecting a number of our corporate IT systems. We have informed the Charity Commission and the ICO, are also in dialogue with our key partners and staff and are working to notify any other relevant third parties.”

Thankfully, the charity said that none of its services for vulnerable people had been affected.

There is currently no further information about the incident, such as the attackers' identity or the data accessed. Additionally, no data has appeared on any known ransomware gang sites.

However, Salvation Army staff and volunteers have been advised to keep a close watch for any unusual banking activity from their accounts or suspicious communication they receive.

The attack is the latest in a long line of ransomware incidents that have taken place this year.

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