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Malware attack still causing problems at Wyoming hospital

Sep. 23, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A computer attack continues to cause problems at a Wyoming hospital three days after hackers demanded payment in exchange for undoing the ransomware. County Emergency Management Coordinator David King said Monday Campbell County Memorial Hospital in Gillette has continued to receive...

Airport says it has continued to experience malware attacks

Sep. 22, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Hopkins International Airport says it has spent nearly $2 million on upgrading its digital security since a malware attack this spring. Airport Director Robert Kennedy said this week that the airport has experienced an unspecified number of unsuccessful system intrusions since...

Wyoming hospital curtails services amid hacker attack

Sep. 21, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — An attack by hackers on a Wyoming health organization's computer systems has forced a hospital to cancel some surgeries, stop admitting patients and transfer some patients to other facilities, a spokeswoman said Saturday. Campbell County Health officials were working with federal,...

Payouts from insurance policies may fuel ransomware attacks

Sep. 20, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The call came on a Saturday in July delivering grim news: Many of the computer systems serving the government of LaPorte County, Indiana, had been taken hostage with ransomware. The hackers demanded $250,000. No way, thought County Commission President Vidya Kora. But less than a week later,...

Ransomware attack hits school district twice in 4 months

Sep. 10, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

WOLCOTT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut school district's teachers are working without computer access less than a week after a second malware attack targeted the district's servers. The Republican American reports the district shut any computers connected to the Wolcott school district networks Sept. 4 after...

School district working to recover from ransomware attack

Sep. 10, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

SOUDERTON, Pa. (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia school district says it is working to recover from a ransomware attack over the Labor Day weekend. The Souderton Area School District says the attack is still causing some disruptions to the technology systems in the district about 30 miles (48 kilometers)...

Flagstaff district scrambles to resolve cybersecurity issue

Sep. 7, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Flagstaff Unified School District officials worked over the weekend to try to resolve a cybersecurity issue that forced all schools to close Thursday and Friday. Officials said Saturday on the district's website and on Facebook that they expected to announce Sunday whether schools...

Flagstaff schools closed because of cybersecurity issue

Sep. 5, 2019 9:02 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Flagstaff Unified School District's schools will be closed for a second day Friday as district officials work to resolve a cybersecurity issue. District spokesman Zachary Fountain says officials discovered powerful malware involving a ransomware attack in the district's servers...

Texas says half of agencies hit by ransomware have recovered

Sep. 5, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas authorities say they aren't aware of any money paid to hackers who used ransomware to target more than 20 communities last month. The Texas Department of Information Resources said in a statement Thursday that more than half of the local governments hit by ransomware in August...

Ransomware attack locks out New Bedford city data

Sep. 5, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts mayor says hackers demanded $5.3 million from his city in a ransomware attack this summer. New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell disclosed Wednesday that a variant of the Ryuk virus blocked access to information on 158 city computers in July. The Standard-Times reports...