PA: Meadville reveals months-old ‘suspicious’ data incident

Mike Crowley reports:

In October, when Meadville City Council unanimously approved more than doubling what the city was spending on computer security and network management, City Manager Andy Walker said the investment was worth it given “the constant headlines with respect to cyber attacks and ransomware and malware.”

“We just found ourselves in a position of vulnerability that was uncomfortable and I think we really need to beef up our efforts,” Walker said. “We have underinvested for quite some time in our network.’

The next day, Walker’s forecast proved prescient when city staff learned of what Walker termed a “data incident.”

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