The cyber onslaught against municipalities continued last week with New Bedford, Mass., Gila County, Ariz., and the Syracuse, N.Y., school district all being subjected to attacks.

The city of New Bedford, Mass. was hit early last week in what appears to be a ransomware attack, but according to published reports and statements from local officials the city has declined to discuss exactly what happened. The South Coast Today reported computers at city hall, the police and fire departments have been affected, but other than that the city is keeping a tight lid on the describing the overall impact.

Jonathan Carvalho, New Bedford’s public information officer, stated on July 12 its security vendor recommended keeping mum to the point of not even confirming what type of attack took place.

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