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The "Unsuccessful" Attack That Still Stings

It's two weeks since a vicious ransomware attack broke out at Louisiana's Office of Motor Vehicles. Many of the OMV's systems are still down.

"The ransomware attack – triggered by what officials suspect was an employee opening a sketchy link – hit several state servers including at the Office of Motor Vehicles."

Oddly, officials called the attack "largely unsuccessful." If that's the case, we'd hate to see the damage from a successful attack.

"Staffers worked through the weekend to restore services at the OMV offices, which run on a decades-old computer system that has complicated the process."

Cyber criminals are ravaging our local governments, and they will continue to exploit unsafe user behaviors in the network.

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Original article here.
https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/politics/legislature/article_ecd43a0a-153a-11ea-ae7c-3bd7e7f17ca0.html

Joel Cahill

Cyber security enthusiast. Entrepreneur.