Ransomware attack on Akron, Ohio takes down 311 service amid major snowstorm

State and federal officials are investigating the attack, though the city says it did not affect its storm preparations or ability to get the streets plowed.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: statescoop.com

Deja vu?  Last year the City of Atlanta spent $2.6M to recover from a $52K ransomware attack.

How are cities managing the tremendous security risk of of a ransomeware attack?

The City of Akron did not specify the amount of ransom demanded.  The attack was detected Jan. 22 when workers in the city’s information technology office “became aware of suspicious activity on the city’s network,” an Akron press release reads.

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