What is the issue - Greenville officials have disclosed that the city’s network has been infected with ransomware.
Why it matters - The ransomware attack has forced the city to shut down the majority of its servers.
Worth noting - The city officials are working closely with experts from other counties and municipalities to determine the source and the impact of the attack.
The ransomware infection was detected by a member of the Greenville Police department. Upon which the city’s IT department notified the employees about the incident and the decision to shut down the servers was made.
“It is important to note that computers don't run cities. People do. All of our operations are continuing, although we are having to adjust some of the ways that we do things in some areas,” Letchworth said, Reflector.com reported.
“We have no reason at this time to believe any personal information has been compromised,” Letchworth added. The city is currently working to restore their systems and bringing back the city operations to normal.