‘Ransomware’ shuts down part of town’s computer network in East Greenwich

EAST GREENWICH – A recent cyber intrusion took down some parts of the town’s computer network, WPRI-TV CBS 12 reported Dec. 8. Town Manager Andrew Nota said the hackers used “ransomware” to hold the town’s data hostage while making demands. Upon learning of the breach, he said the town’s information technology department immediately cut all…

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