Jersey City utilities agency investigating ransomware attack that blocked access to ‘vital’ data

Peter D’Auria reports:

The Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority has hired a law firm to investigate a cyberattack that blocked access to “vital” water and sewer service information and led to an “emergency condition.”

The ransomware attack, which occurred “on or about” Sept. 30, caused the agency to “lose access to vital information and documentation related to the provision of water and sewerage services to the citizens of the City of Jersey City,” according to a resolution approved in October.


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