'...it's not just a random thing.' All county offices up and running after a ransomware attack

Leaders said the county's IT department stopped the ransomware before money was demanded.

Posted: Aug 6, 2019 2:29 PM
Updated: Aug 7, 2019 11:03 AM

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - All county offices are back up and running.

That's after a ransomware attack two weeks ago.

Commissioners say some individual computers are still being looked at to make sure they are safe to use.

We're told that could take some time, which is part of the recovery process.

LINK | RANSOMWARE VIRUS STILL AFFECTING VIGO COUNTY GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS

"As we see, some of the major cities and major school corporations are getting this. So it's not just a random thing. It's just one of those things when it's your turn...somebody leaves a computer open, it can hit you," Commissioner Brad Anderson said.

He said the county's IT department stopped the ransomware before money was demanded.

That ultimately saved county records along with money.

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