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Daviess County Library Paralyzed Post-Ransomware Infection

Daviess County Library of Kentucky Reports Cyber Attack

Kentucky’s Daviess County Library, located in Owensboro, was recently hit with a cyber attack. Hackers were able to infiltrate the library’s network and spread an unknown ransomware variant. Upon the encryption of the library’s files, hackers made a ransom demanded of $40,000. According to 14 News, library officials are opting not to pay the ransom demand, and are restoring its networks using backup files instead.

The library is confident its information was not breached as a result of the cyber attack.

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