US illegal immigration detention center operator hit by ransomware attack

A company responsible for operating privately-run prisons, as well as detention centers for illegal immigrants, has suffered a ransomware attack. The GEO Group, which operates secure facilities across the US and internationally, confirmed that sensitive information relating to inmates and residents was exposed during the incident.

Specifically, the ransomware attack involved personally identifiable information and health data relating to the South Bay Correctional and Rehabilitation Facility in Florida, a youth facility in Marienville, Pennsylvania and another facility in California that is now closed. 

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