Ransomware attack hits Pennsylvania Senate Democrats

Pennsylvania’s Senate Democrats say they are in contact with the FBI after a “ransomware” cyberattack shut down their computer systems.

via Ransomware attack hits Pennsylvania Senate Democrats — ABC27

Pennsylvania’s Senate Democrats say they are in contact with the FBI after a “ransomware” cyberattack shut down their computer systems.

The attack Friday left lawmakers and staff in the caucus unable to access their computer network or data.

Senate Democratic leader Jay Costa says the ransomware attack was discovered early Friday morning. Citing the ongoing investigation, caucus officials aren’t saying whether any sort of ransom has been demanded in exchange for access to the network.

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