The Telegraph recently reported another ransomware attack, this time taking down an Illinois police department. Roxana Police Department is remaining tight-lipped regarding the issue, but did confirm their systems have been infected with ransomware. However, here is what we don’t know:
- When the attack took place
- How the ransomware got onto the police department’s systems
- The ransomware variant
- What ransom demands are being made
- If the police department has backups, or if they will end up paying the ransom demand
All we really know is the police department is currently working on regaining access to their networks, and the FBI has been informed of the ransomware attack. Fortunately, emergency systems have not been impacted with the attack.
We will do our best to keep you updated as additional details are released.
To see a full list of ransomware attacks that have taken place in 2017, you can click here. We have also created a ransomware map, see below, of the ransomware attacks that have taken place in the U.S. this year.