City of Stuart Still Recovering from Ryuk Ransomware Attack
Once again a local US government has suffered a cyberattack involving the notorious Ryuk ransomware. The City of Stuart, Florida was hit on April 13 when Ryuk infected its computers and servers, probably after a city employee fell for a phishing email.
While Stuart has managed to restore various services such as payroll, utilities, and budgeting, the local police and fire departments remain offline, as are the email accounts of city employees.
Just last month Jackson County, Georgia paid a ransom of $400,000 to regain access to its systems after a Ryuk ransomware infection.