California DMV said no systems were compromised in an attack by the Cuba ransomware gang. (CA Dept of Insurance/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

The Cuba ransomware gang launched assaults in February on a payment processor widely used by many state and municipal agencies across the United States to manage utility bills and driver’s license data, prompting data breach notifications from numerous cities and agencies in California and Washington.

The miscreants gang stole unencrypted data files from Seattle-based Automatic Funds Transfer Services (AFTS) and injected the ransomware, damaging the company’s business operations and bringing down its website, according to initial reports.

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