Ransomware Used in May Attack

Allan Liska filed this request with the Rio Arriba County of Rio Arriba County, NM.
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From: Allan Liska

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

The name/variant of the ransomware that was used against the county in May of 2020.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 15 business days, as the statute requires.


Allan Liska

From: Rio Arriba County

Dear Allan:

Attached are your IPRA receipt #2020-186. The Records Custodians on this receipt are who you will stay in contact regarding your IPRA.

Thank you and have a great day,

Debbie Quintana
Clerk Tech l
Rio Arriba County Clerk's Office
1122 Industrial Park Road.
Espanola, NM 87532
Phone (505)753-1780
Fax (505)753-1258


From: Rio Arriba County

To Whom It May Concern:

In response to your recent IPRA request for “the name/variant of the ransomware that was used against [Rio Arriba] County in May of 2020”, please be advised that the only information we have is: lockbit variant. This should fulfill your request.

Thank you.

Adán E. Trujillo
Rio Arriba County Attorney
1122 Industrial Park Road
Española, NM 87532
Telephone: (505) 753-2992
Facsimile: (505) 753-9397
Email: atrujillo@rio-arriba.org

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From: Allan Liska


That was exactly what I needed, thank you! You may close this case out.