City of Hinesville servers hit by ransomware attack


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    About a month ago, the City of Hinesville learned of a ransomware incident affecting certain servers and machines on its computer network, but the city now says there was no unauthorized access to any sensitive data stored within the City’s computer network.

    Back on Feb. 20, the city said multiple departments in the city were experiencing slowed or shut down services due to an IT outage. Today, March 19, the city says that outage was caused by a ransomware attack.

    The city worked with outside computer forensics experts to investigate the attack and says "At this time, the investigation has found no indication of unauthorized access to or removal of sensitive data stored within the City’s computer network. The City continues to restore its affected systems and take steps to protect against similar incidents in the future."

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