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Indiana County Targeted in Malware Assault on Computers

Officials of an Indiana county say they are trying to determine the extent of a malware attack on the county’s computers.

Vigo County Commissioner Judith Anderson says commissioners were informed of a “ransomware” attack early Tuesday.

Officials of an Indiana county say they are trying to determine the extent of a malware attack on the county’s computers.

Vigo County Commissioner Judith Anderson says commissioners were informed of a “ransomware” attack early Tuesday.

Information technology department director Jeremy Snowden says he is not completely sure what virus was used in the attack, adding the county has not received a request for money. He also says it isn’t known if vital information has been compromised.

Commissioner Brad Anderson says the county is working with a computer security provider to investigate the extent of the attack.

LaPorte County in northwest Indiana was the target of a ransomware attack earlier this month, paying $132,000 to regain control of its computers.

Related: As Ransomware Rages, Debate Heats Up on Response

Related: U.S. Mayors Pledge Not to Give in to Ransomware Demands

Related: Florida City Pays $600,000 Ransom to Save Computer Records

Related: 2nd Florida City Pays Hackers, as 3rd City Faces Breach

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