Just days after New Orleans revealed it was victimized by a ransomware attack, smaller municipalities in Florida and California reported being hit.
Galt, Calif. municipal systems and the St. Lucie County, Fla. Sheriff’s Department were each knocked offline.
Galt was attacked on December 16 and was partially successful in encrypting some city systems. In a statement the city said when its systems began to fail the IT department turned off portions of the network to limit damage. At this time the full extent of the damage is not known but email and the phone system have been impacted. However, 911 is still functioning.
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