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A ransomware attack on the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department computers caused a shutdown in email, in-car cameras and a database for background checks
City officials said the police website was affected as well as computer-assisted-dispatching that the fire department uses
The breach has disabled patrol vehicle laptops, forcing officers to write down details of calls they receive from dispatch
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Payments could encourage additional attacks and victims still may not automatically get back their data, said FBI Director Christopher Wray
This wasn’t the first time hackers infiltrated the agency’s computer systems; hackers seized control of the police dispatch system and other data in 2018
Experts say it’s the worst known ransomware attack ever to hit a U.S. police department
The group has rejected a $100,000 payment and says it will release sensitive information if more money isn’t offered, police said
“Every police department needs to think about their threat model and that they will probably be a target at some point”
Police email and the shared lab system is now back online and prosecutors will look at re-charging cases that were dropped because of the computer issues
Chief Erika Shields said police body camera and other video is still available
The Riverside police and fire departments have been hit by a cyberattack twice in the last few weeks
The attack forced Atlanta police to performs some tasks “manually,” including writing reports by hand
Even if your organization has patched against Eternal Blue, Petya ransomware can still spread
The odds of data being corrupted, stolen and held ransom are greater than ever before, necessitating the protection of critical information
Cyberattacks on police departments are happening more frequently than ever. What can these attacks teach us about staying vigilant?
Hackers planted ransomware in 70 percent of the recording devices
The hackers encrypted the department’s management system, which holds reports, bookings and other day-to-day operational data
Police departments have become a particularly attractive target for this type of attack
Jim and Doug discuss some of the things that can be done to prevent an attack, as well as some steps to take in the event that an attack is successful