MD: 600 Anne Arundel County library computers affected by “Emotet” virus

Chase Cook reports:

About 600 Anne Arundel County Library computers were exposed to a computer virus, prompting officials to take the computers out of service and ask customers to monitor personal information for fraudulent activity.

It was announced Saturday that the computers were exposed to a virus called Emotet, which targets users through sophisticated email ruses. The nearly 600 computers make up all of the libary’s computers, public and staff, though officials don’t know how many of those computers were infected during the exposure.

The 4,768 customers who have used public computers since Sept. 17, logged in with a library card, are being notified of the incident. The machines have been taken out of service.

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