NY: Tri County Sheriff Dispatch hit with ransomware attack
The Albany County Sheriff’s Office says on Tuesday around 9:30 p.m. the Tri County Public Safety network which includes Albany, Saratoga, and Rensselaer Counties, was hit with a ransomware attack. Their office reportedly worked throughout the night with their vendors, as well as NYDHSES Office of Counter Terrorism Cyber Incident Response Team to mitigate the attack.
The sheriff’s office says the breach did not affect 911 services in Albany County. Computer Aided dispatch was reportedly affected in the breach and all servers and desktops were cleaned. Officials say they have been able to rebuild from backups and Services are being restored.
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