May 162019

Benjamin Freed reports:

The Colorado Department of Transportation joined the ranks of dozens of other U.S. government entities affected by the SamSam ransomware virus when it was infected with the malware in February 2018. While the incident was costly — nearly 2,000 computers, servers and network devices were encrypted, while the state spent about $1.5 million to undo the damage after refusing to pay the ransom — Colorado also created a new model for state and local governments dealing with cyberattacks in handling it like it would a natural disaster.

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