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NORTH CAROLINA’S ORANGE COUNTY HIT BY THIRD RANSOMWARE ATTACK IN SIX YEARS
Orange County in North Carolina suffered its third ransomware infection in six years, the local government announced on its website on Monday. The attack, probably stemming from a phishing email, a very common practice in such situations, crippled the county’s IT infrastructure and left a number of departments struggling with operations. The attack, detected on Monday and isolated by Wednesday, disrupted over 100 computers at the local library, tax department, Country Register of Deeds and Sheriff’s department. IT Director Jim Northrup said no data was lost or stolen. On Wednesday, a number of departments were operational again, including the Register of Deeds, Health and Dental Clinics and Animal Services. There’s an ongoing investigation with FBI, local law enforcement and cybersecurity experts but “the threat of re-infection exists,” the county says. READ MORE