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.

Please register to continue.

Already registered? Log in.

Once you register, you'll receive:

  • News analysis

    The context and insight you need to stay abreast of the most important developments in cybersecurity. CISO and practitioner perspectives; strategy and tactics; solutions and innovation; policy and regulation.

  • Archives

    Unlimited access to nearly 20 years of SC Media industry analysis and news-you-can-use.

  • Daily Newswire

    SC Media’s essential morning briefing for cybersecurity professionals.

  • Learning Express

    One-click access to our extensive program of virtual events, with convenient calendar reminders and ability to earn CISSP credits.