State Senate Crippled After Ransomware Attack

PA State Senate Ransomware Attack

Pennsylvania senators were unable to access their computer networks and data after ransomware took over the Pennsylvania Senate’s computer systems.  According to 10 TV, the attack hasn’t affected the state’s networks, which are separate from the Senate’s computers.

The ransomware variant that successfully infiltrated the Senate’s system is not being disclosed, nor is the ransom demand.  At this time, it is unclear if the office intends to pay the ransom demands to regain access to their computers and data, or if they have adequate backup files.

To see a full list of ransomware attacks that have taken place this year, 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.

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