Ransomware Strikes Port of San Diego
On September 25, 2018, the Port of San Diego in California was hit with an unknown ransomware variant. Over the last three days, park permits, business filings, and public record requests have slowed down to a glacial pace. In addition, the San Diego Harbor Police Department was forced to used alternative systems due since their traditional networks were left inaccessible.
Port CEO Randa Coniglio reported creating a team of industry experts at local, state and federal levels in order to lessen the impact of the attack and remediate systems to full functionality as quickly as possible. This team has not offered up any information regarding the extent of the attack, or the total damages.
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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