Backups, Quick Response Stops Malware Attack on Ohio City

Government Technology: Police Chief Thomas Wetzel said at Tuesday’s (July 9) City Council meeting that a City Hall computer and server were infected July 1 by suspected ransomware, a type of malware.

Wetzel said Richmond Heights police quickly involved the FBI and, because the city had a backup computer system in place, the City Hall computer was working normally by July 2 and has continued to function without problems since.

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