Computer systems in the City of Albany hit in Ransomware Attack

Pierluigi Paganini April 02, 2019

Another ransomware attack made the headlines, this time the victim is the City of Albany, its computer systems were infected with the malware.

Computer systems in the City of Albany, New York, were infected with ransomware over the weekend that disrupted some municipal computers.

According to Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, no personal information belonging to government workers or residents was compromised during the ransomware attack.

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According to the Times Union, the City of Albany will offer credit monitoring to its employees as a precaution.

“Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan says it appears no personal information about government workers or residents was taken during a weekend ransomware attack that disabled some municipal computers.” reads the post published by the USNews website.

The mayor confirmed that the ransomware attack did not affect the dispatching of police and firefighters.

The ransomware attack began on Saturday morning, at the time of writing authorities did not provide technical details about the attack.

Hackers access computers then refuse to release control until a ransom is paid.

In the past, similar attacks were reported in the US, in January the City Hall of Del Rio, Texas, was hit by a ransomware attack and operations were suspended.

In April 2018 a massive ransomware attack hit computer systems in the City of Atlanta. while in November 2018, the City of Spring Hill, Tenn, suffered a ransomware attack,

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Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – City of Albany , ransomware attack)

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