The attack affected the offices of nearly 60 bipartisan members of the US Congress.
The American company iConstituent, which provides a platform for electronic communication between voters and politicians, was attacked using ransomware. As a result of the incident, many lawmakers were unable to send emails to voters for several days.
The attack affected the offices of nearly 60 bipartisan members of the US Congress, but did not affect the company’s GovText text messaging system. The incident was reported by the Punchbowl News resource.
Experts suggest that the cyberattack is actually more widespread. In addition to MPs’ offices, iConstituent also provides services to government officials in other cities likely to be affected by the recent incident. Customers also include the states of Georgia, Hawaii, California and Nevada, the cities of Los Angeles and Palo Alto, and the New York State Assembly, according to the official iConstituent website.
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