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Malware attack disables government computer systems in LaPorte

July 07, 2019 / Nick Pappas

According to LaPorte County Commission President Dr. Vidya Kora, county employees will not have access to any government email or website for at least a couple days. Authorities say that the county experienced a malware attack that occurred on Saturday morning, disabling computer and email systems. In press a release on Sunday, Dr. Kora made the following statement: Fortunately, our county liability agent of record John Jones last year recommended a cybersecurity insurance policy which the County Commission authorized from Travelers Insurance. We informed Travelers Insurance late yesterday of the malware attack and they immediately referred us to the Wayne, Pennsylvania incident-response law firm of Mullen Coughlin LLC that specializes in responses to such cyber-attacks and coordinates system repairs and protection of our computers from further such virus infections.