BitPaymer Ransomware Infection Forces Alaskan Town to Use Typewriters for a Week
Catalin Cimpanu reports:
On Monday, officials from Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su), a borough part of the Anchorage Metropolitan Statistical Area, said they are still recovering from a ransomware infection that took place last week, on July 24.
The ransomware infection crippled the Borough’s government networks and has led to the IT staff shutting down a large swath of affected IT systems.
“Last Tues., July 24, the Borough first disconnected servers from each other, then disconnected the Borough itself from the Internet, phones, and email, as it recognized it was under cyber attack,” said Mat-Su Public Affairs Director Patty Sullivan.
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