The city of Greenville, N.C., said it is recovering from the April 10 ransomware attack that had effectively knocked the city offline, without having to resort to paying the ransom demand.

City officials told WCTI12 the government network had been locked up by the relatively new Robbinhood ransomware, also known has Hidden Tear. There is a removal process for Robbinhood, which is normally injected into a target via a phishing attack, or sometimes with a browser hijacker, although it was not made clear how the city is going about deleting the ransomware.

Greenville’s systems are not fully back online and city officials do not have a completion date for the process.

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