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Cyber Attack Forces Akron to Take Down City Resource Number

The city of Akron, Ohio has been identified as the latest victim of a cyber attack…

An unknown ransomware variant infected the city’s networks, targeting key hardware and software systems on January 22, 2018.  In an attempt to mitigate the spread of the malicious software, the city took systems offline — including their 311 information number.  Unfortunately, the timing couldn’t be much worse, as residents lost a key information source in the midst of digging out from a massive snow storm.

It is unclear what the ransom demands were, or if the city paid them to restore access to their systems.  Akron city officials did, however, call upon Ohio’s National Guard Cyber Security team in an attempt to restore the network.  The success of this attempt has not been released.

Other Attacks

For a list of ransomware attacks that have already taken place in 2019, you may click here. We have also created a map, see below, of the ransomware attacks that have taken place in the U.S.

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2 thoughts on “Cyber Attack Forces Akron to Take Down City Resource Number

  1. Good afternoon

    My company was infected with “NO_MORE_RANSOM” all our files have been encrypted.
    My anti vírus is PcMatic.

    Do you have any solution to decrypt my files?

    THank you
    Manuel

    • Hello Manuel,
      Please reach out to our support team at http://www.pcmatic.com/help. They will be able to determine what is going on. No More Ransom is a group of companies and individuals in the cyber security space that are combatting ransomware — I am not familiar with a ransomware variant that uses that extension to encrypt files. However, please reach out to our support team so they can review the account and determine the issue.

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