As first reported on NBC News USMS spokesperson Drew Wade the chief office of public affairs has told the outlet that a ransomware attack occurred and it constituted a major incident. The breach has said to have occurred on February 17th and was limited to a stand-alone USMS system. An investigation has revealed that the system now brought offline contained information such as law enforcement data including personal data for fugitives, third parties, and even employees. The incident is currently being investigated by the US department of Justice while U.S. marshals are working on restoring service to the systems that were affected.
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