News and Updates on Information Technology

New York City Law Department

Exploit: Ransomware

New York City Law Department: Municipal Government Agency

cybersecurity news represented by agauge showing severe risk

Risk to Business: 1.633 = Severe

The New York City Law Department experienced a cyber attack that impacted its computer systems, forcing it to shut down its technology. The network also had to be disconnected from other city systems for safety. Systems are being restored slowly and the FBI is investigating along with New York police.

Individual Impact: No sensitive personal or financial information has been confirmed as compromised in this incident.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Attacks that strike at government and infrastructure targets frequently use ransomware to get the job done, and no matter how big or small, no organization is safe.

Source: NY Times