City’s Internal Systems Taken Offline After Cyber Attack
The City of Englewood, a metropolitan area of the Denver-Aurora Colorado area, was hit with ransomware on October 3rd. Once officials determined the systems had been compromised, they were taken offline in an attempt to prevent the ransomware from spreading. The infection impacted all of the city’s internal networks. After 48 hours, the systems were back online and fully functional. The ransomware variant has not been disclosed, nor was the ransom demand. It remains unclear how the IT department was able to get everything restored within two days.
If additional details are released, we will update you accordingly.
Other Ransomware Attacks
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