March has been a busy month for the IT departments in Connecticut towns and not for good reasons. Several town computer networks, namely Plymouth and Colchester's, fell victim to ransomware attacks.
Here's how ransomware attacks generally work.
A criminal emails the potential victim in hopes of getting some virus to encrypt data and lockdown the computer. In the case of the towns here in CT, the victims were employees for the town and they accidentally assumed the e-mail was coming from a credible source, such as a colleague, an e-commerce vendor like Amazon or perhaps even another government agency.Read More >