Another Georgia Municipality Suffers Cyber Attack While Atlanta Still Recovers
After the City of Atlanta’s ransomware fiasco, one would think other public municipalities, specifically in Georgia, would have stepped up their cyber security game. Apparently, that is not the case. Hackers successfully installed ransomware on the internal systems of Coweta County, located in Newnan, Georgia. This means none of the data housed on external networks were impacted, including their website and payroll.
Unfortunately, several other systems were negatively impacted, including local public safety systems. This forced those agencies to use radio-only communications and manual record-keeping systems.
The ransomware variant has not been disclosed, nor has the ransom demand. It remains unclear if the county will pay the demands. They’ve reported it will likely take several days to get systems back to fully operational.
Other Ransomware Attacks
For a list of ransomware attacks that have already taken place in 2018, you may click here. We have also created a map, see below, of the ransomware attacks that have taken place in the U.S.
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