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Ransomware Shuts Down Government Systems

10 - 17 December 2019

The US city of New Orleans was hit with a ransomware attack that affected the computer systems at the state government and the police department.

The US city of New Orleans was hit with a ransomware attack that affected the computer systems at the state government and the police department. In response to the attack, a State of Emergency was declared as the city powered down all its servers, shut down all government websites, and unplugged workstations from government networks to contain the malware. New Orleans is the third major US city to deal with a ransomware attack after similar attacks have hit Atlanta (SamSam ransomware in 2018) and Baltimore (RobbinHood ransomware in 2019).

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New Orleans Declares State of Emergency Following Cyber Attack

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