The Try Raveled Many Modules However They Are Being Efficiently Ressurected
Hackers Demand Ransom from Buffalo, Syracuse and Yonkers for Pc Database Breach
Buffalo Demanded to Pay $3.5 Million … Consequence Unknown
Rochester Demanded to Pay $4 Million … Consequence Unknown
Yonkers Demanded to Pay $10 Million … No Fee Made … Confirmed to Be Pointless
YONKERS, NY — September 12, 2021 — A Yonkers particular person with confirmed information fortunately suggested the Yonkers Tribune two days in the past that the Metropolis of Yonkers had suffered a pc incursion by hackers who demanded ransom to the tune of $10 million to resuscitate the disparate modules that overlay the completely different departments of the town.
The difficulty was corroborated from a multiplicity of departments when pc methods have been immobilized and/or frozen.
The saving grace is that the system’s numerous modules are within the strategy of being resurrected however there was no method for the Yonkers Tribune to determine when all of the modules will likely be up and functioning.
The takeaway is kind of easy. The Metropolis of Yonkers should allocate funding for a cutting-edge pc system that may deal with future makes an attempt to undermine the capability of the Metropolis of Yonkers to operate.
The Yonkers Tribune has been made conscious of the circumstances that undermined pc methods in Buffalo, Rochester, and Yonkers to some extent or one other regardless of there having been not one report from any of those cities, apart from the Yonkers Tribune’s telling.
It have to be famous and celebrated that Bob Cacace’s oversight as Commissioner of Data Expertise for the Metropolis of Yonkers and his division’s oversight of this probably calamitous prevalence has been thwarted.
Yonkers Tribune has realized that the method of resuscitating Yonkers division to functioning capability is present process. How the method will take is unknown.