‘Shut down everything:’ Global Kaseya ransomware attack takes a small Maryland town offline

Chris Velazco and Rachel Lerman report:

It was just after 12:30 p.m. on the Friday before the Fourth of July holiday when a warning popped up on Laschelle McKay’s computer screen.

McKay, the town administrator for Leonardtown, Md., didn’t even have time to read the whole message before it disappeared and her computer froze.

“Everything shut down,” she said in an interview. “You couldn’t open any document, you’re completely locked from all your files.”

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