IN: Ransomware attack forces emergency shutdown of Lake County government servers, IT working through weekend to purge system

Will Racke and Anna Ortiz report:

Lake County has been hit with a cyber attack that forced the shutdown of email service and several internal applications throughout county government, officials said Friday.


As of Thursday afternoon, the county’s IT staff was installing cyber security software on 3,000 individual employee laptops, Mark Pearman, director of county’s information technology office, said. They are also working through installing cyber security to clear the ransomware on 40 county servers.

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