Connecticut Courts Riddled with Ransomware
After being corrupted with ransomware, Connecticut court systems had no option but to take their systems offline. Court staff members first realized there was a problem in their systems on March 9, 2018.
The exact ransomware variant that infected the systems is unknown. However, after investigation, court officials do not believe any information was breached or lost. Court systems will remain offline until technicians are able to confirm the ransomware variant has been removed from the court’s computer systems, and they’re able to restore the encrypted files using their backup systems.
Other Ransomware Attacks
For a list of ransomware attacks that have already taken place in 2018, you may click here. We have also created a map, see below, of the ransomware attacks that have taken place in the U.S.