Ransomware attack temporarily knocks out Olean city systems

Bob Clark reports:

Another virus has crippled city operations — this one of the digital kind.

On Friday morning, city officials announced that the management information department detected and stopped a computer virus attack on the city’s computers before the opening of business.

“All I can tell you is it was ransomware discovered early in the morning,” Mayor Bill Aiello said, noting the attack could not have come at a worse time as many city employees are working remotely from home. “We were able to minimize the effect of it on our network.”

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