North Carolina City Became Attacker’s Newest Ransomware Target

North Carolina City Offices Crippled by Robbinhood

The City of Greenville, North Carolina, was struck with ransomware on April 10, 2019. The ransomware variant, called Robbinhood, left the city with no choice but to shutdown their networks. Fortunately, even with their networks offline, public safety systems remained in tact.

The extent of the damage due to the cyber attack remains unknown. However, city officials do not believe there is any concern data was removed from the systems or accessed without proper authorization.

No one has confirmed the ransom demands, or if the City of Greenville intends of pay the demands in an attempt to restore their networks.

Other Attacks

This is far from the first ransomware attack on a public municipality. In just the last few weeks the City of Albany in New York, and Michigan’s Genesee County were also infected with ransomware.

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

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