Cyber Attack Targets Luzerne County Computer System

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. -- A cyber attack forced Luzerne County to shut down its computer system for about a week.

Officials tell Newswatch 16 Luzerne County is one of several places, including Baltimore and Philadelphia, that are dealing with something like this.

The county says most of the systems were up and running again by late Friday afternoon.

The source of the attack is under investigation.

1 Comment

  • George Lamprinos

    A ransomewarwe attack shouldn’t be a real issue with a proper IT department. All the data should be backed up. All the workstations should be built from images. Re-image the workstation….should take 30-60 minutes. Restore the servers from last good backup….again, should only take a few minutes. Also, the employees should have extensive cyber security awareness training. Periodic phishing tests on the end users as well. Identify the weaknesses.

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