Ransomware completely shuts down Ohio town government

“In another interesting example of what happens when you don’t manage your backups correctly, the Licking County government offices, including the police force, have been shut down by ransomware. Although details are sparse, it’s clear that someone in the office caught a bug in a phishing scam or by downloading it and now their servers are locked up.

The county government offices, including 911 dispatch, currently must work without computers or office phones. ‘The public can still call 911 for emergency police, fire or medical response,’ wrote Mallett.”

Source: Ransomware completely shuts down Ohio town government | TechCrunch

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