The City Of Albany Ransonware Attack
The City of Albany has experienced a ransomware cyber attack. If your not familiar with ransomware. It is basically a digital hijacking or computer systems, that requires the victim to pay a ransom. Here is how it works you open a file attached to an innocent-looking e-mail, and the program encrypts key files and drives so they cannot be accessed. The files are locked until you pay a ransom.
Mayor Sheehan tweeted on Sunday, we are currently determining the extent of the compromise. We are committed to keeping you informed and will provide updates as they become available.
As of today, this city is still offline, I wonder how much money a hacker would want from a city government? I'm sure these ransomware attacks are not cheap.