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Ransomware hackers hit 2 public wastewater facilities

Exploit: Ransomware

Maine Department of Environmental Protection: State Government Agency

cybersecurity news represented by agauge showing severe risk

Risk to Business: 1.825 = Severe

Ransomware attacks endangered operations at two Maine wastewater treatment facilities this week. The attacks occurred in the Aroostook County town of Limestone and the town of Mount Desert on Mount Desert Island. Officials were quick to note that the attacks presented no threat to public health and safety, characterizing them as minor.  Operations have been restored.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How It Could Affect Your Customers’ Business Infrastructure targets are increasingly under fire by cybercriminals because of the historically poor security and rich payouts.

Source: Bangor Daily News