WASHINGTON – Auburn Food Bank in King County, Washington has been attacked by a ransomware known as GlobeImposter 2.0. After the cyber attack, all the computers on the Food bank’s network have been encrypted. Only a single machine has been spared which is currently being utilized to maintain charity activity of the organizations. Auburn Food Bank director is not in a mood to entertain the demand of the attackers and instead he is considering to rebuild the entire network of the charity organization with high security.
Auburn Food Bank is a non-profit charity organization which is popular for offering free food to all the families and people in the peripheries of the Auburn School District. No detail has been available about the ways used by the attackers to enter the network of the food bank. However, it has been confirmed that the incident took place on June 5, around 2:00 AM and at that there was no person present in the office.
Debbie Christian, the director of the non-profit organisation has decided to wipe out all the attacked systems as well as the email server. And he said that their aim is to rebuild the entire network by preparing all the files lost due to the attack. Further, he said that in the new network, tight security measures will be made and software such as ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware will be installed to prevent any ransomware attack in the future.
The estimate to replace the impacted equipment stands at $8,000 and the charity organization doesn’t have sufficient funds to do so. So, the director of the organization has appealed to people to donate money to help to restore the network of Auburn Food Bank.