Town dusts off typewriters after cyber-attack


#TIA – The last time I read a story like this was when Russia used typewriters to avoid computer insecurity

“A spokeswoman for Matanuska-Susitna said the malware had encrypted its email server, internal systems and disaster recovery servers.

She said staff had “resourcefully” dusted off typewriters and were writing receipts by hand.

The borough is in the process of rebuilding its systems.

Ransomware is malicious computer software that encrypts or scrambles data and demands a fee for it to be restored.

The borough said “nearly all” of its 500 desktop computers running Windows 7 and 10 had been infected and 120 computer servers were also affected.”

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