Ransomware Infects Georgia’s Dawson County
Dawson County computers were infected with a malicious attack on Monday, April 23, 2018. The attack was first identified by the tax assessor’s office. Shortly after the ransomware was confirmed, servers and endpoints were taken offline in an attempt to mitigate the infection. IT professionals were able to work through the night to get phone and internet services back to full capacity. However, certain servers were not so easily remediated.
The ransomware variant that infected the systems has yet to be identified. Although, officials do believe the attack originated from the United Kingdom. The ransom demands were also not disclosed.
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.