Critical Infrastructure Security

Cyberattack disrupts New Jersey township

Operations at the Montclair Township in New Jersey have been disrupted by a cyberattack, which township Communications Director Katya Wowk said was not associated with recent MOVEit attacks, according to The Record, a news site by cybersecurity firm Recorded Future. No impact has been reported on the township's voting systems but investigation into the attack's source and extent, as well as work into restoring impacted systems, are underway, said Montclair Mayor Sean Spiller, adding that threat actors behind similar attacks against other municipalities are suspected to be behind the intrusion. "The FBI, Homeland Security, and the cybersecurity experts will continue their focus in confirming the responsible group and next steps. Our Township will remain focused on protecting the system and restoring full access to our systems and services," Spiller said in a video message. The attack against Montclair follows a string of cyberattacks targeted at New Jersey, including a ransomware incident at Camden County's police department in March, as well as ransomware attacks against numerous counties and school districts across the state last year.

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