Avast blog: One mo’ election update: ransomware

We’re less than a week away from the 2020 U.S. election, and there has been news of a ransomware attack in northern Georgia. The attack hit a network that supports the Hall County government infrastructure and includes election and telephone systems. It was the first time that systems were brought down, although it wasn’t the first time election systems have been targeted by ransomware. Those happened in Louisiana and Washington State, both unsuccessful. In my blog post today for Avast, I go into the details about these attacks and some of the deficient cybersecurity practices also happening in Georgia.

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