Rabun County in Georgia thwarts apparent computer hacking attempt

Megan Broome reports:

The county’s computer system was recently hit with what was thought to be ransomware, according to Darrin Giles, county administrator, in a phone interview Monday.

Ransomware is a type of malicious software, or malware, designed to deny access to a computer system or data until a ransom is paid.

Giles said that the incident was discovered on Friday, Feb. 7 around 9:30 p.m. when a county employee attempted to log into the system and was denied access to her email.

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