Lake City, Fla. has started to recover from a June 10 ransomware attack that knocked out its email and online payment systems.
Lake City was hit with TripleThreat ransomware, City Manager Joe Helfenberger said in a statement posted to Facebook. Cloud cybersecurity company AppRiver reported on TripleThreat last January, but at the time only mentioned it was a phishing scheme designed to gather credentials, and did not mention a ransomware component to the malware.
The city updated its status on June 12, saying that while most systems are still down, progress is being made to restore the network and regain access to the locked data. The systems handling the city’s police, fire and other emergency services were not impacted.
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