Ransomware

Chris Miller
January 17, 2020 - 6:51 pm
The Morial Convention Center in New Orleans says it was targeted with a cyber attack this week. "In the evening hours of January 15, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center’s network was attacked with ransomware, similar to what recently has been experienced by other local governments...
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Ransomware attack in Pensacola
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Associated Press
December 14, 2019 - 8:05 am
(AP) — A Florida city confirmed Friday that hackers seeking to extort money were responsible for crippling its computer systems earlier this week but officials have yet to decide whether they will pay a reported $1 million ransom. If they do opt to fork over the money, they may have to dip into...
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OMV still effected by ransomware attack
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Thomas Perumean
December 03, 2019 - 10:14 am
Louisiana’s Office of Motor Vehicles is still operating at a limited capacity two weeks after a ransomware attack took all state computers offline to be scrubbed of the invasive malware. Division of Administration spokesperson Jacques Berry says they’ve managed to get 54 of the 79 OMV stations...
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Don Ames
November 22, 2019 - 3:18 pm
The scope of Monday’s ransomware attack is starting to come into focus. Details about just how many devices had to be wiped were shared at Friday’s meeting of the Louisiana Legislture's Joint Budget Committee. Deputy Chief Information Officer Neal Underwood says no personal data was compromised,...
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WWL Newsroom
November 21, 2019 - 11:56 am
The cyberattack on state computer servers will keep the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicle locations closed throughout the state for the rest of the week. Governor John Bel Edwards announced today. He said they anticipate that the OMV will reopen on Monday. "We are very confident that by working...
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Chris Miller
November 19, 2019 - 11:30 am
Louisiana's Office of Motor Vehicles remains closed statewide today, and will not reopen at noon as originally planned, WWL-TV reports. Offices will remain closed today while officials work to restore the computer system using backed-up data. A cyber-attack, discovered Monday, disrupted business...
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Thomas Perumean
November 19, 2019 - 5:35 am
Webpages across the state went offline Monday after a ransomware attack was detected. Louisiana government servers were shut down. Governor Edwards activated the states emergency IT response unit which disconnected most webpages as state servers shut down for inspection and debugging. "To prevent...
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