Another ransomware attack made the headlines, this time the victim is the City of Albany, its computer systems were infected with the malware.
Computer systems in the City of Albany, New York, were infected with ransomware over the weekend that disrupted some municipal computers.
According to Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, no personal information belonging to government workers or residents was compromised during the ransomware attack.
According to the Times Union, the City of Albany will offer credit monitoring to its employees as a precaution.
“Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan says it appears no personal information about government workers or residents was taken during a weekend ransomware attack that disabled some municipal computers.” reads the post published by the USNews website.
The mayor confirmed that the ransomware attack did not affect the dispatching of police and firefighters.
The ransomware attack began on Saturday morning, at the time of writing authorities did not provide technical details about the attack.
Hackers access computers then refuse to release control until a ransom is paid.
Pierluigi Paganini is member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group and Cyber G7 Group, he is also a Security Evangelist, Security Analyst and Freelance Writer.
Editor-in-Chief at "Cyber Defense Magazine", Pierluigi is a cyber security expert with over 20 years experience in the field, he is Certified Ethical Hacker at EC Council in London. The passion for writing and a strong belief that security is founded on sharing and awareness led Pierluigi to find the security blog "Security Affairs" recently named a Top National Security Resource for US.
Pierluigi is a member of the "The Hacker News" team and he is a writer for some major publications in the field such as Cyber War Zone, ICTTF, Infosec Island, Infosec Institute, The Hacker News Magazine and for many other Security magazines.
Author of the Books "The Deep Dark Web" and “Digital Virtual Currency and Bitcoin”.