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Albert on The Job? Cybercriminals Seize Control of A Pennsylvania County’s Network


"In Washington County, Pennsylvania, foreign cybercriminals were able to seize control of the county’s network, basically paralyzing all of the county’s operations. The cyber-attack became a full-blown ransomware attack that resulted in a ransomware payment of nearly $350,000. According to the March 15 WJPA News Archive, the Commissioners indicated that prior to their being notified of the attack, the cyber criminals took data from the county’s network that contained personally identifiable information. It is interesting that Washington County had an Intrusion Detection (Albert Sensor) Service Agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of State which provided network monitoring. So, did Albert perform as expected?"



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