Application security, Malware, Phishing

Ransomware knocks city of Racine offline

The city of Racine, Wis., was hit with a ransomware attack January 31 that knocked most of its non-emergency computer services offline.

The Wisconsin-city’s website, email system and online payment collection systems were still down as of February 3 and the city police are unable to processes fee payments or provide copies of police and accident reports, reported the Journal Times and the Racine Police Department’s Facebook page.

Unaffected are the tax collection, 911 and public safety systems.

Racine’s information management department is working to correct the issue and bring its systems back online.

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