An unattributed threat actor has breached the servers of Digipolis, the city’s digital partner that provides administrative software. This access was then used to disrupt numerous digital services used in Antwerp, Belgium. The disrupted services are used by its citizens, schools, daycare centers, and police force.
Nearly all Windows services were affected. The city’s email service, phone services, and the reservation system were also impacted. Further, medical services provided by the Antwerp Health Company were also disrupted.
While the breach of Digipolis impacted these services, it does not appear that any information was stolen from the city of Antwerp itself. However, remediation is still occurring and will likely last until the end of December. This follows a breach from the previous week where Ragnar Locker operators leaked data stolen from a local police unit in an Antwerp province.