Genesee County, Michigan Recovering from Ransomware Attack
Once again, a local government in the US has suffered a ransomware attack. Last Tuesday, Michigan’s Genesee County was hit, forcing the county to shut down their computer systems. Since officials were also no longer able to user their email, the county could only be reached by phone.
While the county at first aimed to get back to business as usual within a day, recovery efforts are taking much longer than expected. According to an official, this is because the “scope of the attack on Genesee County has turned out to be more extensive than initially thought.” The country has said that it will not yet achieve full operational capability on Monday, which marks 6 days after the attack.