SLCERT in talks with Anit-Virus developers

SLCERT in talks with Anti-Virus developers after ransomware attack wiped email data

by Staff Writer 22-09-2023 | 12:57 PM

COLOMBO (News 1st); The Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team (SLCERT) said that the assistance from international antivirus development agencies will be obtained to recover the emails that were lost following a ransomware attack that targeted multiple government websites recently.

Charuka Damunupola from SLCERT said that exchanges in this regard are already underway.

Sri Lanka’s government email network was hit by a ransomware attack that wiped months of data from thousands of email accounts.

The attack affected nearly 5,000 email addresses using the email domain.