Q park is also affected by ransomware attack

May

14

2017

Q-park computer systems were hit by ransomware this weekend. Among other things, in the Netherlands, the car park management systems were affected by malware, which meant that customers could not pay and ports had to be manually opened.

Q-park has confirmed that it has been hit by ransomware. In several countries, the company’s computer systems have been affected, which means that files are encrypted and have to be paid to gain access. In the Netherlands, for example, Q-park car parks report that payment and access systems no longer functioned. Against RTL News , a Q-park spokesman said that monitors were sent to the parking garages to reset the systems. It is unclear how long it will take for the parking garages to be fully operational again.

Q-park is a victim of the so-called Wana Decrypt0r 2.0 ransomware. It previously found computer systems worldwide, but a security investigator accidentally found a killswitch , which stopped the spread of malicious software. According to recent reports, malware may be from the NSA; Hacktools from the US intelligence service previously appeared on the internet, and may be misused by criminals.

The ransomware opened for the first time on Friday, which among other things infected British hospitals. Worldwide, thousands of computer networks have been infected with the ransomware, asking for $ 300 to pay ‘loose money’. Microsoft has released a patch for vulnerable systems; This includes Windows XP.

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