Chenango County hit with cyberattack

Josh Rosenblatt reports:

Unable to access any of their computer network, Chenango County employees have had to come up with other solutions.

The county Director of Information and Technology Herman Ericksen told 12 News the county system was attacked over the weekend.

Hackers locked out employees and demanded $450 for each computer in exchange for giving back control; this is commonly known as a ransomware attack.

Read more on WBNG.

$450 per computer? The county won’t be paying any ransom, even at that surprisingly low amount. They have backups and will restore from backup.

h/t, @Chum1ng0

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