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Suffolk County services crippled by cyber attack
« on: September 22, 2022, 04:43:31 pm »


LONG ISLAND - A cyber-attack has targeted the computer systems of several departments in Suffolk County, shutting down many government services.


At the county's Traffic Agency, people are unable to pay outstanding tickets and are being told to come back on or after October 12 with no other explanation.

Hackers that attacked the county’s servers claimed responsibility for their illegal actions late last week and threatened to slowly leak sensitive data until the County pays up. The NYPD is helping Suffolk’s police department answer 9-1-1 calls while their system is down.


https://www.fox5ny.com/news/suffolk-county-services-crippled-by-cyber-attack


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Re: Suffolk County services crippled by cyber attack
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2022, 05:53:06 pm »


LONG ISLAND - A cyber-attack has targeted the computer systems of several departments in Suffolk County, shutting down many government services.


At the county's Traffic Agency, people are unable to pay outstanding tickets and are being told to come back on or after October 12 with no other explanation.

Hackers that attacked the county’s servers claimed responsibility for their illegal actions late last week and threatened to slowly leak sensitive data until the County pays up. The NYPD is helping Suffolk’s police department answer 9-1-1 calls while their system is down.


https://www.fox5ny.com/news/suffolk-county-services-crippled-by-cyber-attack


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Yikes.  I wonder if they've tried hitting Nassau County as well.
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