The Orange County, N.C., government was knocked offline by a ransomware attack early Monday morning.

County officials discovered files were being encrypted and shut down its entire network in an effort to stop the malware from spreading, effectively shutting down online access to most county services, according to a statement. An outside security firm has been retained to help restore services, but as of press time the county does not know how the malware was introduced nor did it mention a ransom amount.

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