Application security, Malware

Arizona court hit with ransomware attack


The Arizona Superior Court in Pima County was hit with a ransomware attack earlier this week that was thwarted shortly after being discovered by the county's IT department.

The attack was discovered on Tuesday when court workers could not gain access to certain files, according to Tuscon Local Media. The malware was injected into the court's computer system most likely when an employee downloaded a malicious file, the local news report said.

The IT team shut down the system to limit damage and clean out the malware and it was up and running again later that day. No court information was compromised. No details on the ransom were available and an inquiry to the court for further information had not been answered.

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