On Monday U.S. law enforcement said that the U.S. Marshals Service had experienced a cybersecurity breach last week in which sensitive information was compromised. U.S. Marshals Service spokesperson Drew Wade said on February 17 they “discovered a ransomware and data exfiltration event affecting a stand-alone USMS system.” He noted that the system was disconnected from the network and senior department officials “determined that it constitutes a major incident.â€
A senior law enforcement official said the breach did not involve the witness protection program database, however, the breach affected information pertaining to the subjects of Marshals Service investigations.