Ransomware attack sends New Jersey county back to 1977

Brandon Vigliarolo reports:

Somerset County, New Jersey, was hit by a ransomware attack this week that hobbled its ability to conduct business, and also cut off access to essential data.

“Services that depend on access to county databases are temporarily unavailable, such as land records, vital statistics, and probate records. Title searches are possible only on paper records dated before 1977,” the county said in a statement.

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