ID: Madison County held hostage by ransomware on Monday
Lisa Dayley Smith reports:
Ransomware held Madison County hostage on Monday and continued through much of Thursday.
The hacker demanded money to restore files and access, but Madison County officials declined to pay. Instead, officials turned to their IT specialists to fix the problem. County workers called in specialists on Monday – Columbus Day – to get the problem fixed.
The hacker blocked county files and prevented any county worker from emailing. It also prevented Madison workers from receiving emails. That proved a huge problem as residents are currently requesting absentee ballots that must be sent out by Friday.
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