ransomware

i-Team: Ransomware Attack

Ransomware: it is information superhighway robbery and it could lead cyber criminals to a computer near you. According to the FBI, the number of ransomware attacks is up 300% from 2015. It’s a global problem local Montgomery County officials are very familiar with following an attack on the county’s computer database last month. That attack, which encrypted the county’s data,…

Montgomery Co. Commision Green Lights Use Of Emergency Funds To Combat Ransomware Attack

Montgomery county government computer systems are still in trouble tonight following a ransomware attack earlier this week. The County Commission held an emergency meeting this morning to green light the next steps in the recovery process. Members of the commission voted to authorize the county administrator to “take all necessary steps, including the expenditure of funds, to recover all county…

Montgomery County Offices Recovering From ‘Ransomware’ Attack On Government Computers

Montgomery County officials are still trying to get to the bottom of a computer ransomware attack on government computers. Officials say they aren’t giving in to the ransom demand from the attacker, and are focusing on getting affected county operations back up and running. Officials say no personal data was taken in the security breach, but several Montgomery County offices…

More U.S. Firms Believed Hit by Cyber Attack

A law enforcement official says investigators believe additional companies in the United States have been affected by the global “ransomware” software cyberattack but have not yet come forward to report the attacks. The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to speak publicly about an ongoing investigation. The official says that…