Genesee County, Mich. officials are telling residents the ransomware attack it suffered has had a larger impact than originally thought and that many services are not likely to be quickly restored.
The county reported the attack to residents on April 2 on its Facebook page stating the attackers encrypted some files and demanded a ransom, which was not paid. At that time the county believed it had limited the extent of the damage and that its IT team would have most systems restored by the start of business on April 3 with the remainder coming online later that day.
This forecast proved overly optimistic and county officials followed up on April 4 with a second Facebook post.
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