Fisher County Sheriff‘s Office Network Held for Ransom

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A computer system at the Fisher County Sheriff’s Department was exposed to an email phishing scheme early this month, where a number of files were infected with ransomware, and literally, held in ransom. Although it appears limited, an investigation into the extent of the damage — as well as for those responsible — is underway, and while the county has paid no demands, commissioners are taking precautions against future attacks.

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