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Government workers in Alaskan town switch to typewriters after cyber-attack

A small Alaskan borough has switched to typewriters while their computer systems are rebuilt following a ransomware attack that disabled nearly all of its 500 computers and 120 servers. The ransomware also extended to some of the department’s back-up data. The borough is not paying the ransom, and the “encrypted data [compromised in the attack] will be stored for months or years in hopes that the FBI will recover the decryption keys,” said borough’s IT director. 

Source: Town dusts off typewriters after cyber-attack – BBC News

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