They got hit on Tuesday, and expected to be back on Wednesday. They were not back on Friday. Genesee County, Michigan Recovering from Ransomware Attack.
Genesee County, Michigan was hit with a ransomware attack on Tuesday and the county has been working non-stop to get their systems back online. Unfortunately, this process turned out to be more difficult than expected and system are still down.
And by that they mean, you can’t contact them by email, they can’t process payments, or do most anything that requires a computer.
I wonder how often their IT support organization asked for more money to beef up security/backups/whatever and were turned down.
They hope to have operations back to normal by Monday. At least they didn’t pay the ransom. (If you give a mouse a cookie, he’s gonna want a glass of milk.)