Ohio city ransomware attack affects nearly 6K

StateScoop reports that almost 6,000 individuals had their data stolen following the November ransomware attack against the City of Huber Heights in Ohio, which resulted in the disruption of various city systems. "[It's likely] 5,738 people had some data taken, but only 2,038 of them had enough information taken to require further monitoring," said Huber Heights City Manager Rick Dzik in a statement to Dayton Daily News. No further information regarding the identity of the attackers and their potential demands was provided but efforts to recover from the ransomware attack are still underway, with Dzik noting the completion of the city's new computer network during the next three months. In a bid to bolster city cybersecurity, Huber Heights has also been looking to enlist a new IT director who will spearhead the cyberattack prevention planning efforts. Such a development follows a Recorded Future report noting a 70% growth in ransomware incidents between 2022 and 2023.

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