Ransomware Hits Close to Home as DC Police Suffers Infection

As reported in the Washington Post, “hackers infected 70 percent of storage devices that record data from D.C. police surveillance cameras…… forcing major citywide reinstallation efforts, according to the police and the city’s technology office.”

In addition, the report included the following description of the attack, “City officials said ransomware left police cameras unable to record between Jan. 12 and Jan. 15. The cyberattack affected 123 of 187 network video recorders in a closed-circuit TV system for public spaces across the city, the officials said late Friday.”

As MTBW has been documenting over the last year or so, the pervasive and insidious nature of Ransomware is an ongoing threat. It is indiscriminate in regards to its targets and can be extremely disruptive to business operations.

Insure both your protection and recovery stances are current, reliable and tested. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact your MTBW Services representative.

Article Reference: Washington Post, Hackers hit D.C. police closed-circuit camera network, city officials disclose

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