Ransomware News: Cyberattack Targets Connecticut State Agencies

Feb 26, 2018

Ransomware News: Cyberattack Targets Connecticut State Agencies

BY Chris Brunau

Cybersecurity

A cyberattack targeted various Connecticut state agencies over the weekend.

The ransomware attack originally occurred on Friday, February 23 and the state contained it by Sunday night. Luckily, most state computers were protected by antivirus software and there are currently no reports of encrypted files or data loss.

According to state officials, the attack targeted roughly 160 computers in a dozen agencies across Connecticut.

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As we found in Datto’s State of the Channel Ransomware Report, antivirus software like Connecticut has in place is just one component of a cybersecurity solution. Backup and Disaster Recovery and employee cybersecurity training are absolute must-haves in the fight against ransomware and other threats.

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