Honolulu Fire Department Puts Out Ransomware Flames

Honolulu Fire Department, located in Hawaii, put out the flames of ransomware quickly to avoid major issues…

Earlier this month, the Honolulu Fire Department was attacked with ransomware.  The attack infiltrated the system when two or three city employees used city computers to check their personal email.  Once the ransomware was detected, the administrative computers were taken offline.  This was an attempt to mitigate the risk of additional data being compromised.

Luckily, the city backs up their data daily.  Therefore, they were able to restore their systems without having to pay the ransom.

To see a full list of ransomware attacks that have taken place, you can click here.  We have also created a ransomware map, see below, of the ransomware attacks that have taken place in the U.S. this year.

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