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U.S City Del Rio Attacked by Ransomware – All the Operation has been Shut Down

The City of Del Rio IT system was compromised by the Ransomware attack that leads to shut down the regular operation and the servers are disabled.

Del Rio is a city in and the county seat of Val Verde County, Texas reported that the powerful Ransomware hit on their IT system.

As a precaution step, Management Information Services (MIS) System was completely isolated in order to stop spreading the ransomware into other network.

There was a 30 to 40 computer has been turned off once they detection this ransomware attack.

During the Incidents on Jan 10, 2019, Internet connection to all the city departments were turning off and the employees strictly not allowing to log into the system and the transactions at City Hall are being done manually with paper.

Infected computer ransomware notes contained a phone number that need to be used by victims to contact to the attacker in order to retrieve the decryption key and to know the method to pay the ransomware.

After the incidents City took was to go to the FBI to report the ransomware, after which the City was referred to the Secret Service. 

According to City of Del Rio press release, The City is diligently working on finding the best solution to resolve this situation and restore the system. We ask the public to be patient with us as we may be slower in processing requests at this time. 

It was unclear that any one of the personal data has been compromised. also you can read Ransomware Attack Response and Mitigation Checklist.

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