CyberNews Briefs

Del Rio City Hall Forced to Use Paper After Ransomware Attack

Last Thursday, The City Hall of Del Rio, Texas suffered a ransomware attack. The City’s M.I.S. (Management Information Services) Department responded to the attack by disconnecting the local network from the Internet and prohibiting staff from logging on to their computers, thereby forcing them to perform their duties using only pen and paper.

The City Hall has not disclosed the amount of ransom demanded by the attackers, nor elaborated on the type of ransomware used in the attack. However, it was revealed that the ransom note mentioned a phone number that was to be used for contacting the attackers in order to learn how the ransom was to be paid. This is rather unusual, since threat actors usually provide an email address for this purpose.

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